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Tuesday, July 13, 1971
Women seek greater power

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Page Seven

THm MCI-N-ALYPaeSee

(Continued froe Page 1)
the 21 members elected - Na-
tional Student Association dele-
gate Paula Page, 22 - was un-
der the age of 35.
The steering committee, in re-
sponse to the criticism of the
youth caucus, promised to
broaden its representation to
include more young women.
Late Sunday night, however,
the committee refused to accept
two nominees from the youth
caucus, tabling the matter un-
til their next meeting, sched-
uled to take place within two
weeks.
As the convention neared its
end Sunday afternoon, the for-
mality of the proceedings began
to disintegrate. When the dele-
gates, who had not completed
the business on their agenda,
were told that former Minne-
sota senator and one-time
candidate for the Democratic
presidential nomination E u -
gene McCarthy and pediatric-
ian and peace advocate Be n-
jamin Spock. were to address
the convention, the convention
voted after heated debate, to
suspend the agenda to hear
them.
McCarthy was immediately
faced with angry shouts, heck-
ling, and accusations of sexism,
as delegates fired questions at
him demanding information on
the sexual composition of his
staff and his voting record on
t he equal rights amendment.
to. Spock received similar
treatment before the delegates
and admitted that his book,
"Decent and Indecent" contain-
ed some "foolish and unwise
thins.
"I admit I sas a sexist,"
Stiock told the -roup, "bit I
seas at unconscious sexist,"
In one incident, a male tele-
vision cameraman filmine the
proceediies was challenged by
delee-at.s about sexism and rac-
ism on his crew.
He told the delegates that
his union had "many black
members " and pointed to his
enuipmet stating: "If von
at to carry this you can."
Ninety-tiver pouned s t u d e n
Judy Fisch. '72, took up on his
challenge, lifted the heavy con-
era and carried it from t he
room, drawing a standing ova-
tion from delegates.
Steinem said yesterday in an
interview that she saw the dis-
ruption of the two male sneak-
ers as "creative" and a "c o n-
sciousness raising refreshing
relief from traditional proced-
ure."
"It is questionable whether it
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was appropriate for male politi-
cians to speak," she said. "Un-
like a male group, we didn't
shuffle when the speakers en-
tered to address us. To us, it
was as if George Wallae had
attempted to speak to a black
liberation group."
Abzug told reporters at yes-
terday's press conference t h a t
"the purpose of the caucus is
to put women where they be-
long; in positions of power and
responsibility in this country
that accurately reflect t h a t
women comprise 53 per cent of
the population."
The caucus had earlier r e -
solved that "all disenfranchised
minorities, including racial mi-
norities and young people, be
present in each state's delega-
tion to the two major parties
national nominating conven-
tions next year in a percentage
of the total state population.
White males, who have for
so long dominated American
politics, are entitled under and
'reasonable' standards to re-
presentation of no more than
30 per cent of each delegation,
the caucus resolved.
Statewide women's caucuses
will begin August 26, "the 50th
anniversary of the vote which
women have never yet used
for themselves," according to
Friedan.
These will start planning a
full-scale national Women's Po-
litical Caucus to be held early
in 1972.
OrIgatiZ(tifn tNotices
Free Angela Davis Committee, Tues-
day, 7:30 p.m., 3rd flot SAB.
Gay Liberation Front open iieetin,
rTtrsday., July 15, 8:30 p.ms 2nd floor
Ecology Center Recycling meeting,
Thurs., July 15, 7:30 p.m., Sch. of Nat.
Resources Room 2024,
IHAIRSTYLING
UM Union
Barbers
Call 662-4431 for
appointment

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before the police do,
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"An intelligent,
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STARTS WEDNESDAY
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