Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 18, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
Thursday, March 18, 1971 - THE UTHBRIDGE HERALD - 17 Women sublimated by family ties says liberationist Jeannie McGuire By BEVERLY-ANN CARLSON Herald Staff Writer "Women's roles in life are determined by their relationship to their children, and their husband," stated Jeannie McGuire, a women's liberationist from the University of Saskatchewan in Regina. "Men are defined by what they do-plumber, welder, lawyer." Miss McGuire who is in Leth-bridge this week to speak on the subject of women's libera- YWCA -parks registration for summer fun Registration for YWCA and parks and recreation department spring programs is now being taken at the YWCA, and will be taken at the 11th Street lobby of the Civic Centre, Monday. Classes and thefc* starting dates are as follows: yoga, Monday; volleyball, Tuesday; junior gymnastics, Tuesday; creative dancing, April 1; and keep fit and swim, March 29. Class registration is any time before the beginning of classes at he YW, and be-ween 1 and 8 p.m., Monday at the Civic Centre. tion, was brought to Lethbridge by a group of University students and has spoken in several classes, and in a general meeting held in the lecture theatre of the Kate Andrews Building, Wednesday. Women, according to Miss McGuire, are allowed only two roles-that of wife and mother. Men's roles are infinite. Miss McGuire gave the results of a test made in the United States. Participants were asked to fill out a form which would depict firstly the healthy male characteristics, secondly the healthy female characteristics, and then those of a healthy adult. In compiling the papers of the test which she did not identify, Miss McGuire stated that it was discovered that the characteristics of a healthy male, and a healthy adult corresponded but those of the female did not. "This means", said to Miss McGuire, "that either women are unhealthy, unhuman, or are not adults in Society." The non - adult characteristics, she stated, are probably the correct ones. She stated that when boys are small, and want something, they are taught to fight for it, but when gitls are small, they follow their mother's example. "When I was small," she said, "I reasoned that the girls were to wait until Daddy was in a good mood, and it was (lalendew of local fia Fort Macleod square dancers will hold their regular dance Friday at 8:30 p.m. with round dance practice at 8 p.m. in the elementary school. All square dancers are welcome, and women are asked to bring a box lunch, and cups. bingo Scandinavian Hall 229 12th St. "C" N. Fri., Mar. 19 Startt at 8:00 p.m. Door* Open 7:00 p.m. 5 Cards for 1.00 4th, 8th and 12th Garnet in 7 Number* WORTH $18 Jackpot $135 in 58 No*. Sorry No On* Under IS Year* of Aoe Allowed |Spontored by �h� Vaia lodge The regular meeting of Lethbridge Lodge No. 2 IOOF will be held in the Oddfellows building, Friday at 8 p.m. Visiting members welcome. * * The women of St. Augustine's Parish Church will hold a giant Continental Smorgasbord in the parish hall, April 22. Businessmen's luncheon will be from 12 to 2 p.m., and supper from S to 7 p.m. Everyone welcome. . * The Ladies' Auxiliary to the Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 2100, will hold a regular monthly officers' meeting Thursday at 8 p.m. at the home of Sister Evelyn Groves, 2012 7 Ave. S. * � The meeting of the Consumer Association of Canada which was originally scheduled for Tuesday will be held tonight at 8 p.m. in the gas company auditorium. Y.W.C.A. PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT SPRING PROGRAMS REGISTRATION TO BE HELD IN THE Civic Centre (11th Street Lobby) MONDAY, MARCH 22 FROM 1 P.M. TO 8 P.M. KEP FIT AND SWIM Held at the Civic Centre and Frlli Sick Pool. All levels of instruction, alto recreational swimming, starting: MONDAY, March 29 TUESDAY, March 30 and THURSDAY, April 1 Keep Fih 8-9 p.m. Swim: 8-9 p.m., 9-10 p.m. Keep Fit: 9.-30-10.-30 a.m. Swim: 10:35-11:35 a.m. PEES: Keep Fit $2.50 - Swim $5.00 for 10 week tetsien KEEP FIT AND VOLLEYBALL At Gilbert Paterson School - Mondays, April S-May 10 $1.50 per session At Galbraith School - Thursdays, April 8-May 13 $1.50 for the session YOGA Yoga Is for everyone, learn to relax with Yoga (Advance registration taken for Yoga at the Y.W.C.A. at any time) Classes starting March 22 for 10 weeks MONDAY, March 22 Beginners: 7:30-8:30 p.m., Fleetwood Bawden School, Conference Room Advanced: 8:30-9:30 p.m., Fleetwood Bawden School, Conference Room TUESDAY, March 23 Beginners: 9:30-10:30 a.m., Civic Centre Boxing Room WEDNESDAY. March 24 Beginners: 7:30-8:30 p.m., Adams Ice Centre, Conference Room Beginners: 8:30-9:30 p.m., Adams Ice Centre; Conference Room THURSDAY, March 25 Beginners: 9:30-10:30 a.m., Civic Centre Boxing Room Beginners: 2:30-3:30 p.m., Civic Centre Boxing Room TUESDAY, March 23 and THURSDAY, March 25 7:30-8:30 p.m., University (twice o week for 5 weeks) FEES: Adults $8.00 - Students $5.00 VOLLEYBALL Hamilten Junior High School, Tuesdays: 8-9:30 p.m. FEES: $1.50 for 6 weeks JUNIOR GYMNASTICS (Girls 8-12 years) starting: TUESDAY, March 23 7-8 p.m., Allan Watson School WEDNESDAY, March 24 7-8 p.m., Senator Buchanan School THURSDAY. March 25 6:30-7:30 p.m., Wilson Junior High School FEES: $2.00 for 10 weeks CREATIVE DANCING Held In Gym No. 2 of the Civic Centre for pre-school children, starting: THURSDAY, April 1 3:30-4:30 p.m. FEES: $2.00 for 8 weeks MINIMUM REGISTRATION 15 PER CLASS For further information on any of the above programs contact the Y.W.C.A. at 327-2284 English Classes for New Canadians, Synchronized Swimming, Youth Groups, see Y.W.C.A. News quiet in the house. I was then to cuddle up to Daddy and coyly ask if I could have a dime." "If Daddy said no, I expoded into a barrage of tears", said Miss McGuire. Then Daddy would surely give her the dime. Miss McGuire stated that she felt women show the same characteristics today. For this reason, when searching for a job, in which there is mental fulfillment to some degree, according to Miss McGuire, women are prejudged according to the universal standard of what a woman is supposed to be - "the weaker person," she said. "Therefore, men feel that all decisions affecting women, should be made by them because they are the stronger, more rational sex," Miss McGuire stated. Dealing mainly with the topic of female repression, Miss McGuire said "Women are repressed economically - they don't get jobs either just because they are women, or if they don't measure up to the 'womanly standards' set by society, they don't get the jobs; and they are repressed sexually." "If men indulge in pre-marital sexual experimentation, everyone says, "oh well, boys will be boys, but if women indulge in this sort of thing, they are labelled as sluts." She said that society labels men as For The Record By MARILYN ANDERSON Herald Family Editor �HAMBER of Commerce typically conjures up a picture of busy business men working very hard for their community and its betterment. But Chamber of Commerce is not confined to male membership nor is it confined to the.business section of the community. The Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce has about 25 women members on its roles, at present, according to Wilf Bowns, general manager of the local Chamber. The Lethbridge executive has been increasingly aware and concerned, that its women members do not have an active role in chamber activities. Thus, a general meeting was held this week for the women to try and ascertain what can be done to resolve the situation. Opinion seems to be somewhat divided in the male ranks as to the best approach. One thought has been to form a women's section, presumably so it can spearhead projects for other women. It's my fervent hope that the women can talk the chamber out of this idea, since it would be a disastrous mistake. Creating another body within the chamber, especially on the basis of sex, would only serve to separate the women members even more. They would likely be kept busy having their own little meetings, and committees, but it would mean that the women would have to bring their ideas and projects before the male body to be approved. Judging by the opinions expressed' by the few women I've talked to who attended the meeting, segregation is not the answer. As business and professional women active in the community, they do not take a separate role from the men in their daily work. They work side by side and for, with, and in competition to the other chamber members. If the chamber is concerned about topics of particular interest to women, well and good. But men must be involved at all levels of discussion, just as women should be involved at all levels of present chamber business, as a matter of interest, not requirement. The next meeting of the women members will be held next week and it's to be hoped some of the differences can be ironed out. Personally, I can't see that there should be any new committees or groups formed by, or for, the women, just as city council does not form a new and separate committee for Alderman Vera Ferguson. The work is there. The women are there. The chamber awaits. Just get the job done together. * * * Doug Walker may associate rotund Mayan pots with the female form, but one might think that the more natural link is with the male form. Women do tend to have rounder spots here and there. Men however, enlarge only their middle anatomies, creating the pot-like resemblance. Observe even the younger male whom one would expect to have flat, firm stomach muscles. There is often a gentle slope indicating either that he is newly-married and eating whatever his young bride prepares, or that he has been married forever and no longer feels the need to keep in shape. Perhaps when Mr. Walker's correspondent sent the postcard with the Mayan pot on it, she had something a little closer to home in mind. TIME LIMIT Vacuum-packaged ham and bacon will keep safely for 10 to 14 days in the refrigerator if the package is left unopened. TAPE SALE Regular AC *795 0.90 MUSICLAND Cor. 13th St. and 3rd Ave. S. "irresponsible", but women as "promiscuous." Miss McGuire said one of the most serious problems faced by women today, is that of frigidity, and the fear of sexual relations. "All their lives, girls are encouraged to display a certain amount of sexual attraction, but never are they to allow it to progress beyond a certain point." "Then they get married,-and are expected to instantly forget the past 18 to 23 years of their lives, and turn on fully." Miss McGuire considers it "appalling and ironic" that decisions on such matters as abortion should be made in parliament. "Not one of those people in parliament is ever going to have an abortion," she said. According to her, "it is ironic that women's 'great role in life' (childbearing) is not included in work contracts. Most women are not allowed pregnancy leave." The topic of hippies was brought up in a question from the audience. Regarding hippies, she said, "I just can't see people running off and living on rural communes when there is so much in our world to be dealt with - population, pollution, n.aterial distribution, and people dying from curable diseases." Miss McGuire stated her reason for holding 'women only' meetings because "only then do women release all their inhibitions." She cited the example of a meeting she had attended in Vancouver. All the women were contributing to discus- *-$n and out of tl lown Kappa Chapter, Beta Sigma Phi, held its Hawaiian party recently at the home of Mrs. Doug Schlndeler. Guests for the evening were Mrs. Bud McAllister, and Mrs. Keith Fla-man. Mrs. Brent Logan, city council president, and girl of the year for 1970, also attended. sions when two men walked in. Instantly, the women sat upright, straightened skirts and hair, smiled sweetly at the men. and became silent. "It was only after the men had been gone for some 20 minutes that the women relaxed, and began to talk once more." "Men", according to Miss McGui-e, "interpret women's liberation as a threat to their masculinity, their ego, and their position in society." THE BETTER HALF By Bob Barnes 'You fold me to try ANYTHING to get the raise, and he didn't even begin weakening until I promised you'd do his washing on Mondays and scrub the office floors on weekends." SIMPSONS-SEARS Health and Beauty Aids Everything you need to pamper your hair and skin, at special springtime prices! A. White Velvet Shampoo For squeaky clean hair for the whole family. , qq(, 17% oz'; size. Sale price.......................... OO E. Marine Treasure Soaps 3 large 3.7 oz., attractively scented cakes to a box. Sale price.............................. B. Glow Cream Rinse Gives your hair manageability and shine. 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