Women Today, June 14, 1971, page 1

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 Russell D. Long (D.-Le.) introduced The Child Care Services Act of 1971 (S. 2003) in the Senate 
 The bill would create a Federal Child Care Corporation financed by a $500mlllion loan from the government‘
,_  corporation in turn, would contract out to establish child care centers financed by fees paid by, the ,
4 posters. The Federal government would have the power to pay all of the fees for mothers on welfare who
sfiklhha. The bill would also raise from $600 to $1,000 the amount a parent can deduct for the care of a-

AUMWT CALIFORNIA‘! #0088 AND WEIGHT LIFTING RESTMCTIONS

‘flue flit! Federal Coast of Appeals decision directly holding that employers may not discriminate against 
women workers on the excuse of complying with state laws imposing special restrictions on hours offiwi 
or weight lifting for women was handed down June 1. The case was brought under Title‘Vll of the Civil
=~=~  Rights Act of 1964 by Leah Rosenfeld, whose employer, Southern Pacific Company, refused to give her a
“ lab as agent-telegrapher on the ground that to do so would place the company in violation of California’:
laws and regulations prohibiting women from lifting more than 25 pounds or workinglonger than 8 or 10
hours a day. Mrs. Rosenfeld, a family breadwinner and mother of 12 children, had four times been denied
the higher paying position because of these restrictive laws.

   
     
 

    
       
    
   
   
   
   
  
   
 
   
  
  

  

‘The Court held that a woman, or a man, can be excluded from a job "only upon a showing of individual _ 
.§noa_pacity" and that Title Vil's purpose was "to eliminate subjective assumptions and traditional stereo-
uftg_ped conceptions regarding the physical ability of women to do particular work."

W  Rosenfeld was represented by private counsel. Human Rights for Women, lnc., filed an amicus curiae
svuhrief in her behalf, as did the EEOC. For further information, write to: Human Rights for Women, lnc.,
"1128 National Press Building, Washington, D.C.. 20004.

iilligmenattv emnoveo women TO HOLD conrenence

The second annual F.E.W. Conference will be held June 25 and 26 at the George Washington University

 W Center in Washington, D.C. "The Federal Women's Program---Fact or Fiction?” will be the title of this con- .
" ference with discussion on problems and recommendations for increasing the effectiveness of the Federal 
Women's Program and F.E.W. in eliminating sex discrimination in government employment. Charge is $25
for the complete pacltage,excluding hotel. For further information, contact: Barbara Boardman,‘2725
Nicholson Street, West Hyattsville, Maryland.

EDUCATORS LOOK AT WOMEN'S MOVEMENT

The Spring issue of the Journal of the National Association of Women Deans and Counselors focuses on
"Women's Roles, Labels and Stereotypes" and contains well-documented and stimulating articles on a variety
of issues relating to women. An earlier issue published in the Fall of 1970 featured articles by experts such ,
as Dr. Doris Seward, Col. Jeanne Holm, Elizabeth Duncan Koontz and Dr. Evan Schindler-Rainman, who V
explore some of the problems facing women educators as well as other aspects of the women's movement.
Single copies of the journal are available for $2 from the NAWDC, 1201 16th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.
20036. Also available is a copy of the resolutions endorsed on March 27 at the 1971 annual convention in
St. Louis. '

went. euacrs BARBARA J. MOORE

On Saturday, June 5, the New York State Chapter of the Women's Equity Action League (WEAL) elected:
President - Barbara J. Moore, New York, editor of WOMEN TODAY; Vice President - Ruth Ginzburg, New
York, an attorney in private practice and a member of the faculty at Rutgers Law School; Secretary -
Stephenie Carey, Syracuse, a printer; and Treasurer - Mary Gallagher, New York, a professor of linguistics
at Queens College.

  

WEAL._composed mainly of influential professional women and dedicated to "responsible rebellion"
against discrimination in employment, education, and tax inequities, will soon have chapters nationwide. ,,
. Convenors have already beenselected for 30 states. For further information, contact the organization's V
s  ..founder, Mrs. Elizabeth Boyer, 7857 Dines Road, Novelty, Ohio 44072.

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