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Former Reagan
Speechwriter
angers feminst

The Michigan Daily- Friday, September 16, 1983- Page 5
Indian swami pilot
lands kite in E. Berlin

WASHINGTON (AP) - Feminists
charged yesterday that a former
Reagan speechwriter's claim that rape
's a "cherished fantasy" for
omen reflects the "cheerful,
stupid insensitivity" that has cost
President Reagan the support of many
women.
Aram Bakshian who resigned as the
president's chief speechwriter two
weeks ago, said the feminists'
criticisms are ridiculous misinter-
pretations of his review of a book on
romantic fiction.
UNDER THE headline "Two Cheers
or Rape," Bakshian's article in the
current issue of National Review
magazine praised the book "Endless
Rapture: Rape, Romance and the
Female Imagination," by Helen Hazen.
"She has written a funny, insightful,
slightly disconnected, but mostly sen-
sible little book about the question
Sigmund Freud asked but could not an-
swer: What do women want?"
Bakshian wrote.
Talking about themes in some
Oromantic novels aimed at women
readers, Bakshian wrote:
"RAPE, especially seems to strike a
deep instinctive chord in millions of
female readers, a cherished fantasy
that is not confined to air-headed bits of

fluff or frustrated dowds."
That line angered some feminists.
"The confusion of rape with romance
is an outrage," said Judy Goldsmith,
president of the National Organization
for Women.
"IF HE DIVIDES the female
population into women who want to be
raped on the one hand and feminists on
the other, then the entire female
population of this nation is feminist,''
she said.
"I think the controversy is
ridiculous," said Hazen in a telephone
interview from her home in Iowa City,
where she is an administrator with the
University of Iowa library. "It's being
built around the reviewer and I am the
one who made the statements. If the
people read the book, they would un-
derstand a little more of what Bakshian
was talking about. Of course, he was in
a difficult position saying such things -
he's a male.'
Hazen said her book attacks the
philosophical tenets of feminism and
tries to describe basic differences bet-
ween passions of each sex.
"Women by the millions are reading
these romance novels in which these
things are happening. that doesn't
mean they want to get raped. That's
ridiculous."

BERLIN (AP) - An Indian swami
bearing purple chrysanthemums flew
his motorized kite over the Berlin Wall
to East Germany yesterday, "to prove
that love and flowers can overcome
barriers better than bombs."
The Communists gave him a cheese
sandwich and free subway ride home,
but kept his kite. Nonetheless, the yoga
master said he will continue his peace
mission and may try to fly over Beirut
next.
SWAMI VISHNU Devanada, 55, was
temporarily detained by authorities af-
ter landing his $7,200 craft in an East
German field.
The official East German news agen-
cy ADN said Devananda had
"deliberately entered EastcGerman
airspace and landed in the capital of
Berlin. After examination of the cir-
cumstances surrounding the violation
of airspace, the pilot was warned and
expelled to West Berlin."
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The silver-haired mystic said that he
was questioned for about six hours,
then sent back to West Berlin via sub-
way with a stern warning "never to do
that again because it's too dangerous."
DEVANANDA SAID he took off from
a field in the British sector of the
divided city around 7 a.m. despite war-
nings from West Berlin police "who told
melI would get shot down."
His red-and-orange kite had a 16-foot
span, and was equipped with a lawn
mower seat and a Kawasaki motor-
cycle engine.
With the pockets of his robes filled
with chrysanthemums, Devananda
said he "sailed like a beautiful bird 100
feet above the wall."
"I WAS COLD and couldn't see well
through the clouds, but I saw the wall
and the guard towers. As far as I know,
no one shot at me."
"Finally, after about 15 minutes, I
spotted a field being plowed, and I lan-
ded there."
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Balloonatics

Daily Photo by JEFF SCHRIER I

Civil Engineering Grad student Dave Godfrey relaxes and reads the paper
yesterday afternoon amongst the balloons left over from the Society of
Women Engineer Society gathering.

Regents
postpone
Ed. School
decision
(Continued from Page 1)
Stark, however, refused to make any
personal comments on the proposed
budget cuts, saying, "anything I might
say might be quite contrary to anything
(Berger) might say."
Berger told the Regents that the tran-
sition team that will lead the school
through the proposed cuts - which is
yet to be appointed - "will work
closely with the school's executive
committee and faculty seeking their in-
put, advice, and council to produce
rapid but reasoned movement."
Regent Nellie Varner (D-Detroit)
asked University officials to prepare
periodic reports on the progress of the
transition.
Regent Roach said he was "im-
pressed" by the improvement at each
level of the reviews, and that he
realized many of the problems the
University is facing under the reviews
are mostly "external to the Univer-
sity," such as declining state money
and "shifting federal and state policies
on social issues."
Police.
notes
Flasher spotted
A man in his twenties approached an
Ann Arbor woman sitting in her car
Wednesday night and exposed himself,
Ann Arbor police reported.
The suspect was watched by several
witnesses on Reuthven Place then
turned and walked away. Police are
still investigating.
- Halle Czechowski

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