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HOUSING
Continued from Page 38
goes against the basic human right to
shelter," and is merely a tolerated
evil.
Ann Arbor does have a persistent
housing shortage. Moreover, every
school year at least oue building is
condemned over winter break. Many
students in Ann Arbor feel their land-
lords' main objective is to make a
profit and not to provide decent liv-
ing.
Most students call the AATU after
crises or moderate problems have
already occurred. The AATU is now
trying to educate students and renters
before problems arise. They are
beginning to offer workshops in
University residence halls and
throughout Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti.
The next seminar, called "Teach-In,
will be held in the Anderson Room at
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sites from which to choose...
including the UM hospital,
local and Detroit schools, I
multiple correctional
facilities, youth mentorng
programs, and much more!
Check out our website or
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the Union on Saturday.
The AATU advertises their semi-
nar will provide many useful tips and
valuable information to first and
even second and third-time renters.
For example, Chusid said one thing
student renters often don't know is
that a landlord must have a
Certificate of Occupancy (CIO),
which is legal authorization that the
building is fit for humans to live in.
If they don't, state law says the ten-
ants do not have to pay rent until the
landlord acquires one.
Chusid offers two pieces of advice,
one practical and one philosophical
- The first is to "get and do every-
thing in writing." The second is "to
know your rights are the backbone of
getting what you are entitled to, and
seek out information so that you can
fight."
The Ann Arbor Tenants Union is
located in the Michigan Union. Their
office is room 41 56. Contact them at
(734) 784-6876, or over e-mail via
the AATUW bsite, located at
http::/www.umiclhedu/~aatr.

gREAKING ALL THE RULES

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If you are a young woman today,
you have probably heard of "The
Rules." In fact, the very thought
might conjure up strong feelings of

either loyalty or1
you who have
never heard of
this controver-
sial book, let
me explain.
The full title is
"The Rules:
Time-Tested
Secrets for
Capturing the
Heart of Mr.
Right." That in
itself is quite
telling, as is the
picture of an
engagement
ring on the
cover.
The book is

hatred. For those of

Gina
Hamadey
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funny (men don't like sarcasm!) and,
my favorite, wear your hair long only.
This is not the extent of it. No, no.
There are exactly 35 rules in this
book and, as if that wasn't enough, a
whole other book called "The Rules
II."
Chapter by chapter, the authors
elaborate on each rule. They recount
false stories of Melanies and Bettys,
some "Rules" girls, some not. (The
"Rules" girls, of course, always get
their man while the "Rules" breakers
end up desolate and alone.) Despite
this bad writing and utter stupidity of
content, many women take "The
Rules" very seriously, adapting the
mantra to their dating lives.
Of course, many don't. Feminists
and self-respecting women in gener-
al, whom the authors call "modern,
career-oriented women who have
been MBA-trained to 'make things
happen"' (suggesting that's a bad
thing) find the stifling rules offensive
to women. There is an undertone of
sexism running throughout these
rules. For instance, the authors rec-
ommend reading the newspaper and
books because "men want wives who
can fulfill them mentally as well as
physically and emotionally." God for-
bid a woman may want to read for
other reasons.
Most men haven't heard of the
book. I suppose "Rules" girls want to
keep the origin of their mysterious-
ness a mystery. One man who was
familiar with the book called it
"intensely disturbing." I'm sure most
men would share this sentiment after

finding out they are being toyed with
by the women they are dating in such
a methodical fashion. Some guys
went so far as to write a rebuttal in
their defense. It is a parody of "The
Rules," poking fun at the book's
brainless authors and husband-hun-
gry audience.
Based on this, one might assume
that if men had a similar dogma of
rules about dating, women would be
just as dismayed. On the contrary.
Ever seen "Swingers"? It has just
about an equal cult following,
arguably more outrageous claims,
rampant sexism, and everyone loves
it. I love it. The difference between

the two is the presence of subtl
casm in "Swingers" that is trag
lacking in "The Rules."
Sarcasm intended or not,
men actually take this movie lite
Men who, like "Rules" girls,
only one thing in mind. As you
have already guessed, it's not
riage. These guys act like "the
in the rated-R movie rather tha
PG-13 movie." They do not unde
circumstances act sensitive, they
six days to call a girl, they get t
regardless of whether they inter
calling, they prefer beach girls tc
ley girls (for those of you whon
the 310/818 area code implicati

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written (terribly, I might add), by
happily married Ellen Fein and
Sherrie Schneider for women who are
looking to get married. The funny
thing is, women of all ages are read-
ing it and swearing by it, claiming
that these rules work miracles. Do I
find it scary that a book found in the
self-help section has attracted so
much attention? Yes.
The basic gist is this: Play hard to
get. But it is not nearly as vague.
"Rules" girls must wait days before
returning calls, end these calls after
after 10 minutes, refuse a Saturday
date if asked after Wednesday, be
mysterious and ladylike rather than

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Paco de Lucdc & Septel
Friday, November 19, 8 p.m.
Hill Auditorium
Paco de Lucia, one of the two masters of flamen
guitar appearing on UMS' season, brings the fire
the ancient Gypsy art back to Ann Arbor.

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Prints from the Norton Simon Museum
Now through January 16, 2000
Trace the career and life of this
startling and original 20th-century
master through is pnnt work
Call 419-255-8000
for more information
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Sunday, November 21,4 p.m.
Rackham Auditorium
Developed to foster outstanding talent and to er
body the cultural values of the Baltic states, thi
incredible program of interesting and exciting
twentieth-century work is capped off with Asto
Piazzolla's tango-inspired romance.

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