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The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, February 12, 1985 - Page 3
Possibilities or women

By SUSAN GRANT world. For
Women, having been excluded from world cans
male-dominated power structure, find the atom
it easier to criticize society through babies," D
social change programs, said But clea
psychology Prof. Elizabeth Douvan at class cons
the conclusion of the Women's Weekend that if wom
Conference at East Quad on Sunday. potential i
"Being marginal gives one the voted for
freedom and ability to question candidate'
authority since one has not been a part Geraldine
of the decision-making process," she major par
told an audience of about 35. candidate,
BUT WOMEN don't have to par- "ONE E
ticipate in drastic protests to make a Inquirer to
political statement about topics such as you to n
the peace movement. The traditional woman," ID
role of rearing and protecting children country i
also allows women to criticize society, Meyer wh
Douvan said.Merwh
Part of the job of a parent is tran- the women
smitting the society's culture to the "I would
next generation, she said. the prof
"Because a parent has a critical in-
terest to preserve life, they judge women'ss
society's morals. Thus parents ask 'Is it
reasonable to teach people that nation-
states are worth dying for? Douvan
WOMEN COULD have a big impact
on the political system if they wished,
she said.
"If women could think of themselves
as a political class, they could rule the I

'U' p
example, women around the
say that if you don't get rid of
ic bomb, we won't have
ouvan said.
rly women do not have that
ciousness, she said, adding
men were truly aware of their
mpact, they all would have
Democratic presidential
Walter Mondale because of
Ferraro, the nation's first
rty female vice presidential
was his running mate.
DITOR on the Philadelphia
old two reporters, 'I want
ail her.' The editor was a
)ouvan said.
a that women should rule a
s not new to Prof. Alfred
o spoke earlier about men in
n's movement.
d feel more comfortable in a
ere more women ruled," said
essor, who teaches both
studies and political science

o s say
THE stereotypic values of
masculinity such as toughness,
aggressiveness, competitiveness, and
realism are destroying the world,
Meyer said.
"The feminization of society will save
the world. The power games that men
who rule are playing must stop," he
This does not mean men should
drastically change.
"The ideal mixture is an an-
drogynous mixture. Women should be
more self-assertive and sharp while
men should be more gentle," Meyer
MEYER added that men have a hard
time being feminists.
"A man will alienate himself from
other men, and also find it hard to con-
vince a woman of his sincerity. Women
will look at him suspiciously," Meyer

Daily Photo by ALISA BLOCK
LSA junior Phillip Weskalnies signs a PIRGIM petition in the fishbowl yesterday as PIRGIM worker Geoff Johnson
looks on.
PIRGIM contract to go before regents

(Continued from Page 1)
"When funding started on the SVF in
972, registration was very different,"
Forovitz said. "There was no CRISP -
people waited in lines for much longer
periods of time, and PIRGIM was able
to solicit support and talk about what it
was doing."
HE SAID the group doesn't have the
time to explain their activities. Many
students, he said, are suspicious of
"A new way of funding would be to
verybody's advantage," Horovitz
In 1981 and again in 1983, PIRGIM
proposed the reinstatement of the
refusable/refundable assessment for
all students that had been in effect from
1974 through 1978.
"UNDER THAT system, PIRGIM's $2
was billed directly to each student's
tuition payment unless he or she
requested otherwise.
Horovitz said this system is in use
with about 90 percent of the PIRGs in
le country.
.Though PIRGIM members collected
5,000 student signatures in support of
the organization in 1983, anothe group,
SWRAP, the Student Committee for

Perform and Progress gathered almost
7,000 signatures asking the regents to
take PIRGIM off the form.
THE REGENTS voted against both
proposals at their March, 1983 meeting,
but allowed PIRGIM to continue under
the current system.
At that meeting, regents Thomas
Roach (D-Detroit) and Deane Baker
(R-Ann Arbor) voted to discontinue the
contract, and Nellie Varner (D-
Detroit), who voted to renew it, warned
PIRGIM that if it did not succeed in
gaining more student support by the
next renewal, she would not support the
The consensus was that the regents
were not against PIRGIM, the
organization, but they questioned its
legitimacy on the SVF without meeting
the original requirement of student
support. *
1976, when 76 percent of the students
contributed. Fall Term 1984 marked an
all-time low in the group's backing with
only 11.6 percent of students paying the
$2 fee.
Horovitz said that the committee will
make a recommendation that will be
very different from the

refusable/refundable assessment that
they sought a few years ago.
But Kristen Haas, PIRGIM's coor-
dinator, said "We don't want to be off
the SVF necessarily." She speculated
that new proposals may include a
PIRGIM station at CRISP, integrating
the group into the registration process.
Another alternative, she said, is to
solicit support directly through the
mail. Along with his bills, each student
would receive information about
PIRGIM and the opportunity to donate.
This week PIRGIM will conduct
a campus-wide petition drive to collect
signatures in support of its request for a
one year extension. PIRGIM members
said they expect to gather about 2,000
student signatures, although the
petitions aren't necessary to obtain the

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An Experiment in Arab-Israeli Co-existence:
Tuesday, Feb. 12, 7:30 P.M.
Nevei Shalom is a unique Israeli settlement. Ten Arab and Jewish
families live and work together side by side in peace. They have
opened the first intercultural school in the Mid-East, where Arabic
and Hebrew are mandatory. In another program 15 Jewish and 15
Arab high school Juniors and Seniors are invited annally to partake
in an intercultural workshop. 5,000 have already passed through
this program. Professor Leonard Suransky, who spent time last
year in Nevei Shalom, will give a slide presentation on some of
the important features of this community and the prospects for
peace that it holds out to the entire region.


The Palestine Aid Society, Ecumenical Campus Center, Guild House,
Arab-American Organization and Socialist Action will present Stephen Ash-
by, "Apartheid on the West Bank". A slide show will also be presented at
7:30 p.m., in the International Center Lounge.
Computer Center - Forrest Hartman, "Intro to Patter matching, Part I
Understanding Pattern Matching," 3:30 p.m., 165 Business Administration
Chinese Studies - Carl Cohen, "An American Philosopher at the Institute
for Philosophy in Beijing", noon, Lane Hall commons Room.
Ecumenical Campus Center - Gordon Kane, "Goals For Arms Control",
noon, International Center.
English - James White "When Words Lose Their Meaning", 8 p.m., East
Conference Room, Rackham.
Psychology - Irene Fast, "Prospective Fatherhood: Opportunities for
Gender Differentiation," 8p.m., Rackham Amphitheater.
AIAA - Paul Garber, "Wright Brothers", 7:30 p.m., Room 1013, Dow
Russian & European Studies - Nadezhda Peterson, "Forward Realism or
the Latest Development in Soviet Literature," 4 p.m., Rackham East Con-
ference Room.
University Alanon - noon, Room 3200, Union.
Ann Arbor Go Club -7 p.m., Room 1433 Mason Hall.
Michigan Student Assembly - 7:30 p.m., Assembly Chambers Room 3900
Armenian Students Cultural Association -7 p.m., Union.
AAUP - noon, Michigan room, League.
AIESEC International Business Management Club, 5:15 p.m., Room 131
Business Administration Building.
Center for Eating Disorders - Support Group, 7:30 p.m., 2002 Hogback,
Suite 13.
Michigan Pan-Hellenic Association - 6:30 p.m., Delta Delta Delta
Sorority, 718 Tappan.
His House Christian Fellowship - Bible Study, 7:30 p.m., 925 East
Ann Street.
Computing Center - "Chalk Talk, Intro Editor Patterns," 12:10 p.m.,
Room 1011, NUBS.
Chemistry - Seminar, Edward Yeung, "Quant. Without Qual., and All
That Jazz," 3:15 p.m., Room 3003, Chemistry Building.
CRLT - Workshop, "Speaking Skills", 3:30 p.m., 109 East Madison.
Museum of Art - Art Break, "British Masterworks from the DIA",
Thomas GainsBorough, 12:10 p.m., Museum of Art.
HRD - Workshop, "Conflict Management/Negotiation for Faculty," 7
p.m., "Punctuation Clinic", 10:30 a.m.
Microcomputer Center - Workshop, "Word Processing with MacWrite,"
10 a.m., Room 3113, School of Education Building.
Program in American Institution - Workshop, 3 p.m., Pond Room A & B,
Ann Arbor Learning Network - Rapid reading class - free demon-
stration, 7 p.m., 122 East Liberty.
SODC - Workshop, "Groups that Pay Together, Stay Together Team
Building (I)", 6:30 p.m., Union.
Turner Geriatric Clinic - Women of all ages join the Intergenerational
Women's Group, 10 a.m., 1010 Wall Street.
Museum of Zoology - Seminar, Robert Trivers, "Mate Choice for Genes",

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