February 05, 1995
There has just GOT to be
a way to get the words of women columnists distributed throughout woman-land.
As it is now, Molly Ivins, Ellen Goodman, and a few lesser feminist/columnists,
are not being distributed enough for ALL women to hear their sensible reflections
on our imperfect world that is getting more imperfect.
Young children in the U.S.
spend more time at home than anywhere else except third world countries.
Most countries think that preschool is essential for good development of
a child. In Italy, 85% of young children go to preschools, Germany 75%,
Finland 71%, even Spain 79% and in Belgium 95%.
Robert Reed's Christian Coalition is throwing its full weight behind Gingrich and the Republicans who want to pass CERTAIN tax and spending cuts. Topping the RR hit list: PBS, eliminate funder for Legal Aid (which many women who have no separate income use to get divorces), emasculate or abolish the Education department so that vouchers for use in religious private schools will replace public education, eliminate federal welfare standards and put poor women in the hands of religious groups and charities, volunteer prayer in school, and eliminate taxes for any family of FOUR (gotta breed or you don't get a cut in taxes) with an income less than $30,000.
America (3), the all-woman
ship was bested by 3:32 in the latest run in preparation for the America's
Cup, but the women have been sailing the redesigned IACC yacht that won
the America's Cup in 1992 while almost everyone else is using brand-new
specifically built sailing ships that reflect the newest technology.
Eileen Collins PERSONALLY invited the women who were turned down for NASA's Mercury program (back in the days of John Glenn) to watch her blast-off last Thursday. NASA did not. It's a chapter of HIStory they'd like to have permanently excised from the record. They tried hard enough to keep it from being told. I'll have the rundown on the runaround NASA gave women who outclassed and out-performed most of the Mercury men in a Women of Achievement and Herstory installment this week. I wrote it and promptly lost it among the 5,718 files on my hard drive... I HAVE to do something about this mess...
Donations in memory of Leeann Nichols and Shannon Lowney may be sent to either of two funds set up to support the safety of patients and staff at Preterm and Planned Parenthood in Brookline:
"A WOMAN'S WAR TOO"
The National Archives is sponsoring a major conference,
"A Woman's War Too: U.S. Women in the Military in World War II,"
to be held on March 3 and 4, 1995, in the auditorium of the National Archives
at College Park, Maryland. In this national forum, participants from academia,
the active military, veterans' groups, archival and library communities,
and the public at large will explore the vital contributions made by more
than 350,000 women who volunteered to serve in the armed forces of the
United States (during WWII).
The conference is part of the National Archives'
ongoing commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the United States' participation
in the war. It is open to the public. The registration fee is $100; $25
for students. A special fee of $40 has been set for women veterans of World
War II in recognition of their service.
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