Women's Strike for Equality

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Moreover, an appeal in the beer only, says she "is certain"! whiskey and wine too." petitions." men For By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS In the streets, at work and on the homefront, women libera- tionism today are demanding quality' Kham Due Operation soldiers were killed and five wounded by American artillery fired on their position in error. At tiie beginning of the Kham Due operation it was reported that South Vietnamese might use the base as a jumping off spot for forays into Laos. No such incursions were ever announced although the Communist Communist Pathet Lao charged that South Vietnamese troops were airlifted into Lads by U.S. helicopters helicopters and had launched major operations. Allied spokesmen denied the charge. The U.S. and South Vietnamese Vietnamese troops were evacuated from the base by helicopters and planes and moved to other undisclosed areas in Quang Tin Province in the northern part of equal rights with a nationwide 'Strike for Equality." timed to coincide with the 50th anniver- ary of adoption of the 19th amendment, which gave women women the right to vote. The National Women's Strike •oalition, sponsor of the demonstration, demonstration, has urged women to stay away from work if possi- >le. stop performing menial wusehold chores, boycott certain certain allegedly degrading products products and take children to hus- sands' offices to demonstrate :he need for child-care centers. Rallies were scheduled in most major cities, including S'ew York, Washington, San Francisco, Detroit and Boston. Some local feminist groups have urged members to dump bras and cosmetics, in trash cans, symbolizing oppdsitiorfc to women women being forced to look s<Scy. President Nixon, noting the suffrage anniversary, issued a proclamation Tuesday asking Americans "to recognize the great debt we owe to those who dedicated their life's work to the cause of women's suffrage." He added, "Let us all recognize recognize that women surely have a still wider role to play in the political, inista and announced plans to introduce new federal legislation legislation for women's rights. Rep, Martha Griffiths, D- Mich., one of 11 women members members of Congress, complained that the nation's newspaper editors editors "are treating this thing as a joke." "If it's not an absolutely fabulous fabulous success," she said, "then they will say that women don't want rights ... they're happy where they are." In Washington. the Secret Service announced Tuesday that for the first time it had "hired women as police officers to be part of the new Executive Protective Protective Service, responsible for protecting the President and his immediate family when they are in residence in the White Honse, - • , '"-. • ' i l • The The strike coalition, at a news conference in New York Tuesday, Tuesday, urged women to boycott Silva . Thins cigarettes, Ivory Liquid detergent, Prestine feminine feminine deodorant and Cosmospoli- tan magazine. The women accused the ciga- rette of portraying women as "objects of contempt" in their advertising; said of the detergent, detergent, "We feel older women have something to offer to society society besides soft hands and clean glasses;" and claimed the magazine magazine was "geared to selling women as sexual objects." The New York women also were angry with city officials who said feminists would be limited to one lane of Fifth Avenue Avenue in their early evening march to a Bryant Park rally. Mrs. Friedan said suffragettes suffragettes had the whole avenue when they marched to celebrate and "we can have it again. This is our hour of history and we are going to take it" BROWNWOOD ARE A: Fair with-no Important changes changes through Thursday. Low tonight tonight 62,, high Thursday 98. Maximum temperature here Tuesday 90, overnight low 63. Sunset today 8:05, sunrise Thursday 7:03. of

Clipped from Brownwood Bulletin26 Aug 1970, WedPage 1

Brownwood Bulletin (Brownwood, Texas)26 Aug 1970, WedPage 1
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