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0! G)! I II -------------February 21, 1994 -lblume I --Number 9------------Vandalism in Hamilton Center Women's Bathroom -----------On Thursday, Febmary 17, a group of women finally the long mural in the women's restroom in llamilton Center. Later that same evening at a time definetely after 10: 30 p .m. and probably after 1:00 a m.-the mural and the bathroom itself was vandalized by an unknown person(s). Anyone with any information about the vandalism is asked to inform either Student Affairs or the campus police. The van dalism was discovered Friday moming. The paint for the mural was purchased by the Housing Department as a re sponse to the repeated vandalism of the bathroom walls. It is suspected that the perpetrators of this crime are also guilty of the previous vandalism n,e case will probably be handled as a hate crime. Student A&S fees will be paying for the damage. In response to the vandalism, a Speakout on com munity at New College will be held on Thursday, February 24 at 6:00 p.m. in the College !Iall Living Room 111e vandalism consisted primarily of the images of ejaculating penises painted over the panels of the mural that were at all womanrelated -over sun/symbols, an Adrienne Rich poem. a woman ymbol, and a painting of a woman of color. leading to suspected racism as well Panels that were merely abstract color block were not attacked. Addi tionally, one of the brick walls had the following quote: "I am a 'voman. I like men. I don't dislike women, but the Fcninazis arc out of control. .. 'l11c misspelling was the vandal(s) own. A reference to Pamera," a heavy metal band was in cluded. Paint was also spilled over the carpet and over the walls and the mirror. It has not yet been determined if the leftover paint from the mural was accidently left in the bathroom or if it had been locked up and later stolen by the vandal(s). Student reaction to the vandalism seemed to be gen erally disgust and anger When seeking for student reactions, no one was found who disliked the origina l mural, who supported or approved of the vandalism, or who admitted to the act. Sylvia Youseffi, one of the organ izers of the mural paint ing. felt that the vandalism undennines administrators' trust "Vandalism" Continued on page 7 Bernadette Devlin to Speak at New College -----------Bernadette Devlin is coming to New College It's no accident that you've never hean.l of Bernadene De,lin For over two decades her every statement has been by the British and international press; throughout this time hl'r only reliable avenue to the public has been mimeographed statements. 1 ot surprisingly, this has severely limited her ac cess to the average American Bernadette Devlin will be speaking at ew College on Thursday, March 3 at 2 p .m. in Sudakoff Center. She s radical, she's female she's very smart, and she' s a major world figure-all things we like to encourage at New College (PaF ticularly with all the stuff currently happening in 1 ort hem Ireland, y'all would be fools to miss her) About Bernadette Devlin McAliskey Bernadette Devlin McAliskey is rather like Malcolm X, although, true, Malcolm X rarely wore skirt.s and never was a member of Great Britain s parliament. lllf'l)ugh out her career, Devlin has constantly fought to be for her radical politics rather than the per onal notoriety which seemed to perpetually surround her. In the late sixties. De, lin was in tn.nnental in beginning the peaceful campaign for ci,il rights in orthem Ireland, modelled after the civil rights marches that had been successful in the United Stat('S. Due to her leadership in this campaign. Dc\'lin was electctl to tht English Parliament in 1969 at the age of twenty-twotlw young est woman ever t o hav e been elected to W'stminstcr She served in parliament for four years. during which Lime she remained a constant center of controversy She was arrested in 1970 for incitement to riot" due to her actions during the "Battle of Bogside." In 1971, she made big news when it was announced that she would be a sing l e pu .. nt. Her notoriety was maintained when, in 1972, she punched British Home Secretary Reginald Maulding in the nose during a House of Commons debate. (She said he was lying about "Bloody Sunday"an incident in Derry city in which thirteen Irish were killed by British paratroopers. ) "Devlin" Continued on page 2


a n d Design Editor: Ari Weinstein Cuntrlbutors: April Richards Ari Goelman McGee Young Jill 1\tanc;hury .Jenny Smith and Ken Burnrss YO is IYJWS<.'I in PagcMakcr 5 0 with body text in < .11. 1mnnd h ylirw.s in Hn.rsh Snipt. and in A rial 1111, k YO! h Jllllllnl h> tile Campus Copy Center: I l'tl< 'l' '"Ill<' Fdi111r should ht' typed : tnd suiHnitlc d nr1 disk wuh a printed c opy attached to Box .37.3. "Devlin'' Continued from page 1 she lost her parli:tmcnt ,c;(';tl in 11)71, lu-. rcnuirwd .llli\' (' in politicc; ror humane ( l. ' British para militaries for her actions, and have hn n shot 111or v th:1n orH e A rter .o;h c lo."t h er ."eat in parlia nwnt, du<' to the scanda l CJ'('ated by th<' pf('SS ann' rtiiKCmcnt of her child born out of wedlock, she has round it 1rnpnc;,c;ihk to obtain a payinR job and today sh<' and lu 1 l. u nily lh l 111 puhlrl In ortht m lrt'l:llld. Ahmtl lht "' l'rouhks" In Nnrhtrn lrdand Devlin may not he the most impartial ob '-<'1\t'r of thC' Troubles in Northcm Ireland, it would be dir fit ult to find a more interesting or knowl edgeable s peake( In many '' ar' the cnnnkt in Northern Ireland today stems from t he civil rights campaign led by Devlin, in that the B r it i ... h troops wne originally brought into orthem Irel and out ol .1n arguably mispla c ed fea r of these demonstrations It \v a in r esponse to the British troops and the ensuing brutali ti<.' t h a t what we know today as the I.R A. was formed. (The ftrll name of this I.R.A. i actually the P10visional Irish Re publican Anny" as opposed to mere l y the "Irish Republican A11ny" whic h ic; apparent l y far older. ) The violence escal ated, \\ rth the proBritish para militaries a l so becoming more vio lt-nt Over li\'CS ha\'C thus rar bc<"n claimed by the conn it I all ul this a s till' Iri s h i.'o .111 t'\'l'll o ldt" r llrtti-.11 LU' tom than l<'a. llmvevcr. due t n tlw pr('s cnt s it u; 1linn in Ollhtllt lrt..'Lilr d, r ig ht r w w Is :1 prdty bsdn a t l ng t illlt' t o ltt'.tr someone o f lkma d clte Devlin's hist o ry spc:tk. The present situation in Ireland: O n D tTtrnl>er I 'i, i')')j ,lultll the l'rillll' i\linb ter of Great Ariwin, and Albert HC'yno lds, the T.1oiseach of Eir<.' (the l'rimt i\1inister ol' till' Irisl1 Stat<. ( c:tnw out with a joint declaration In it they d<"dan:d that the majority of th<. population of Northem Ireland should be able to decide whether North<.m lrd:tnd ... t : tys British or unifies witlt Eilt' n1e l.R.A.'s p o sition in this is n o t exactly c ertain Gerry Ad:tms tltt' lc: tdt'r o f S i nn l'<"in, tltL' I H A .' s politi< :tl :tt first greeted the dt'daration very cooly. Sin c e then he seems to h:1vc w:tnncd 11p t n tltl' pl':l<'(' pn w ('s .o;. Adams' prt c < nr :ny w ;rs seen by many as :1 (Prt'vi ously all ill(li\-idu : tls :t.S.'>

In My Opinion Fetni-nazis at New College??? fJtLL St:lld""-'1 ------------What is a femi nazi, and why do they deserve mentio n o n the walls of the women'.c; b a throom in 1 Tamil! on Cen ttr! \X' hat purpost: d o c s this w ord/categ ory serve in the New ColleR<' C ommunity? 1\T h{'el\ d a s.-;illcd a .c; a l'<:mlnazi at New Colleg<, and 1 did n o t enjoy the event one bit Las t yeat; when I spoke out on issu< s of dat< rape and sexual harras..<>mcnt at New and thn l11ere have bee n s o me feminist writers like Ownrkrn and Cather int' who have pushed l'or anti pnn1< raphy legislati o n I would like to come out a pro-porn fcmin .-.1 I <'llli nism and p ornography are not neces..<>arily excllL'ii\'( id<'nloRi cal domains. A simple definiti o n of a feminist i .c; a JWNlll who wants equality for everyone. A person who i .e; pn pnr nography doe.s not nwee with all pornographic th('y merely believe that people should be able to cxpR.':c; their sexuality sexual ideas and sexlral fantasies in various medi ums. TI1ere ar e s ome horrible images o ut there : h oweH' r if you ban one image y o u must ban all images. TI1e first p ornographic images that are going to be banned arc those of marginalized sexuality (lesbian gay, and female p o rnogra phy) rather than images that are found in Playboy and lllt'i tler In Canada, anti -pom legislation was instiruted -'\\ hat was pulled off the shelves wasn' t the slick men s magazines but queer and lesbian magazines Heterosexual and lesbian pornography has been madt by men through the male gaze f o r some time o w womyn arc creating their own pomography b o th heterosexual and lesbian Womyn s p o m focuses or tries to focus on a "' nmnl's sexual experienc e 111e exact same images and depiction .-. can be used in b oth male and female pomography: inter course, cunnilingus fellatio, submission and domination. and sadomasochism nl<'se art' sex act<> which all of us may or may not practice, hut why should an indi\'idual n nsor an other person' s sexua I activities and fantasies? lt seems odd that mainstream feminism would want to banish a fonn of sexual expression In this way, feminists and the conS<'I"\' a tives tend to make strange bedfellows: both are telling womyn what they do or should want, and what should be sexually titillating for them, and what should disgust and them. Many people, female and male, arc going to find depic tions of sadomasochistic sexual activity to be repulsive, others will find homosexual activity unsettling, and others will find incli viduals who engage in oral sex to be disgusting It seems natural to assume that sexual experience is a complex and far reaching continuum; it seems natural that not everyone "'ill agree with every depiciton of sexual experience; it <'<'ms natural that one would argue with people who were sexually aroused by images of womyn being mutilated or degraded: it does not stand to reason that we should ban what we dis -"Feminism and Pornography" Continued on page 7 -----------------Febm.ary 21. 1991 -----------------


An I t rview with Michelle Paxson, Morrison's New Director '8wr.'Ut44-------------On February 1(>. I interviewed Michelle Paxson. the 1 '' .ill<'<'"' <>I din 't'l\ i. of lo1 I he i' .111 edited t1anscript of that interview. kll \X' wa-. your pn:vlous job exptrlcmt? Ml': ly position w:t .c; Fond Service at I ni vn,ity of Florida s Athletic As..c;ociation. I was manager of till' c:1fcteria fnr all the athletes I'd been at the University of l llda for two and a half years. KB: lldow that? M P : 1 wa .c; in colleRe Kll : \X'hkh ont' MP: !litH kpnrt I nin..-..;ity of t'\\ York Cnllq.w of II"\ kport. .Ju.-;t west of ltochestcr, New York Kll: \X' h ,tt If,, '''"11.1\ t' inn11nd '''' imprtl\'t'lllt'lll.-. inl\ln1riston 's' M 1': I < ..;t.t ned :1 fc\\' I've :1! R':tdy impknwnted mnre \".Ill<'\}' ln1 th(' dest' rt...;, and tliOI\.' variety on tht s : tlad har. \1 "I<' prepared .->ab<.lc; that are fre .c;hly made here, not bought. ..... li. td of th<' d : tv. so >nu can just pick up the pl:ttc and 't n u don' t h t, t. to wait to have it pR:pan.:d or anything. W c will he scllint: the muRS again. they're on order. 'f11at's jus t a It of the thillR-" we\t started I've just arrived :-;o I m .still workinl-( on what needs to be done and I m going to II\ In "nr k "" lit< J'llh : 1 link nlntr. I j11 t h;wcn t the lllllt' to n\'tr tlten.: )l't KH: \X'hl'n l'Xaltly did rou begin working here? MP: January 2-1th was my first day he!(' We' ve had a lot of t ttcrinr: sinte I've been here That s taken up a lot of m>' tinlt' rigltt then.: KR: \X.'hith aspect of Morrison' s takes more time to supervise < Hering or the cafeteria? MP: Well. the cafeteria takes more time. They're related in a way. I mean when you order the food, you order for both. \X' hen I schedule I schedule for both at the same time It's n()t like they are separate The employees arc the same for l>o th I've hired anothcr student employet. I was for m<>rl' help. I put :111 : td in the n< wspaper ; tlte S : tr : t .... 11 }'tilt feel till-.,., ttul'!' MP: Nn, llnl :11 : dl I don' t know il : 111)' nf tiH ..,lttdt nt.o., .i..,it other campuses but when I got hen: I tlmugln thl' pril'es were \ el')' low compa rcd to the l l niversity nf florida. I know they a prul>km with prlcts. Tilt rtl:lll: tgt ; '"'" before me, he increased the prices without gettjng approval. Sn the prices nnw :m what the contravt .;;C't 11p. :rgrcnl upon l>y the That will not he rhangtd until wt go and rework the prices this summer and get app1oval from the University llutthey :lit' agreed upunlwtwttn 1\lmrison's and the university. I think they an: very reasonable MP: !think it' .;; a \TI'\' good tltilltt lt'.;; o;;om<'lhin,l.! : til tllli\Tr sitil's try to do and it u-;tr:tlly disha11d.-. a l ttr the sno nd Wl'tk or something, just nobody has the time for it. I'm selling :tsidc tht time to do it :tnd I think it '..; :1 good idc:t to get inp111 fromthl' students It's their dining h:dl and thl'ir clietcria and I don' t know wktt they Snnw things a link extr:t\':l g :llll 01 SOillt' ol tilt pr it!'-" on"' llll(' ltH do; m :ty 1 )\' 1 Iiiii< high but th:ll's because tit<.' !(H>d that this uni\'<.r. sity K:quirts nr lain and V<.>Ran roods. \Y(' h:wc to RCt rtnm -;pccia I distributors and it costs llHHt' l i n us llut O\'<.'r:tll, I tltink tltt food service committee is an extlt'mefy good idea and I will nmt inuc to do it KB : There is also a feeling among students that the len! or S<.'tVict on weekends is not cqu:d to tile kvd of sn\'in on weekdays, especially weekday lunclws. Do you bdiC'\'l' this is accur:-ttc' MP: It could he accurate 111e weekends, tho.c;< alt:' things I've just started to work on I mean. I can't he ltn.: st'\ t'll days a week, scv('n in the moming until eight at night. But I am in here usually one or two meals on the weekends :md that will be O!l(.' or Ill}' priorities ill the t)(.'Xt COUj)fc of \\'l'CKs. Newlyweds! Congratulations to Anne Fisher (Counseling Center Director) and john K l ein (NC J\lum '69'73) who tied the knot 1 'f1ley were married on january 22ml at a sma II scr vice at Chapel by the Sea on Captiva Island, florida. 'It's. they did meet here at Ne'v College and happily reside in Saraso t a Febmmy 21, 1991 ------------------


at is PI G? First in a Four-Part Series on the Df:fferent PIRG campaigns 41K4a 4d-Le4La -----What is PIRG? TI1e PIRGs (Public Interest Research Group) are a network of college grouped by states, that work together for a clean cnviromcnt, consumer rights, and good government. Florida PIRG is made up of USF, FSU, ew College and FlU students. In 1983. Ne''' College began its chapter when a majority of students petitioned to establish a Florida. PlRG program and fee on campus. In 1988, a major ity of students petitioned to keep the g1oup on campus. Reduce Toxic Pollution Project Exposure to toxic chemicals represents a widespread and serious threat to the environment and public health in Florida. Taxies are pervasive in our air, water, soil, and even our food. In 1991, large industrial facilities in Florida admitted releasing 121 million pounds of taxies into the environ ment. Aaual toxic releases may be up to 20 times higheJ; as the 121 million pounds does not mdude small businesses, agriculture. government facilities, and households. Florida is ranked 13th in the country for highest releases of taxies to surface water and there art over 1 "i()() known ha7.ardous waste sJtes in Florida A number of toxic chemicaL-; released to the environment are identified \Vith a range of specific health effects. including cancer, immune suppression, neurological damage, birth defect.s, and reproductive failure. Some toxins are very persistent in the envirnnment. and others "bioaccumulate;that i they increase in concentration in an organism s tissue as they move up the food chain. The long-teu11 effectS of many taxies are unknown, and the cumulative effect of expo sure to multiple taxies is only beginning to be Politically. there are opportunities at the state and f<:deral levels to create effccti\'e pohcie. to rt'duce toxic pol lution. These strategies fall under the general description of Taxies lse Reduction (TUH). TUR means looking to eliminate toxics before they enter a pipehne. smokestack, holding pond, or landfill. TUR means a comprehensive approach that incorporates the goal of reducing the use and generation of taxies into the basic desgn and operation of manufacturing. 1UR strategies include: improving training, maintenance and housekeeping in manufacturing facilities, substituting di f erent raw materials rede igning and refonnulating products. and changing processes. procedures. and equipment. The P I RGs have been at the forefront of writing and winning Tl.JR legislation around the country, including state laws in Oregon, Ma achusett and .\"ew Jersey. The specific FPJR(i IS seektng in Florida include polluuon pt:vention legislation in Tallahassee and passage of a strongLr and tougher Clean Water Act in Congress. Oppo ition Compan1es have a financial and -atutudinal" invest ment in the status quo, and arc reluctant to fundamentally reorder their priorities and reexamine their basic way of do ing business as is required by TUR. Many industries alt' cur rently able to enjoy a "false economy" in the area of taxies, dumping or discharg'ng toxies into the envi1onment and avoid ing the costs of tho1>e ac!lons. 'I1H: price of polluton-poi soned air, tainted water, contaminated soil-is paid for not by the responsible companies, but by the public 111 the fonn of health problems or taxpayer-funded clean ups. Motivated by desires to profit from pollution and tx clude the public from their business policy decisions, major industrial interests arc pumping money into lobbying and public relations campaigns to block the implementation of TUR policies in the states and at the federal level. Action FPIHG is lobbying to pass Pollution Prevention legis lation in the 1994 legislative session. Passing even the tively modest proposals in this bill will reqUire direct lobbying of representatives and senators. FPlRG is also working to compile infonnation about t11e toxic contamination problem in Florida For more information and to get involved. contact McGee at 358-0999 or Anne Marie at 359-9530 Memorial Service Held t\ memorial service for Jonathon Guy was held on Friday, rcbruary 11. Several of jonathon s friends spoke. in addition to his advisor Peggy Bates. Christie Guy talked about her friendship with Jonathon. and tl1e1r belief that they must l)( related-but they weren' t sure how. Peggy Bat<: .., described her advisor relationship with jonathan-neither was sur<. why she was his advisor except that they communic:llL exoted about. As the closing speaker. Professor Karsten read a short tory jonatl1on wrote about artificial intelligence In addition. a tree was planted in his memory. -------------------------------------1991--------------------------------------


Feminist Thought -----------. Th e purpose of this column is not to push any par ucular femtnLSm, but mere l y t o offer a glimpse at some of the many different feminist philosophies. Hopefully, this col will offer both a historical and a contemporary perspec u, e. It should be noted that th1s column does not necessaf ily represent the opinions of this newspaper or even of my self My dream is to ride the tempest, tame the waves, kill the sharks I want to drive the enemy away to save our people. I will not accept the u ual fate of women who bow their heads and become concubines. -1iieu Thi Trinh 240 C. E Excerpted from Stster Outsider : Essays and Speeches by Audre Lorde 1984. This paper was delivered at the Mod em Language Association's "Lesbian and Literatwe Panel on December 28, 1977. The Transformation of Silenc e into I..anguage and Action tht o f o ur strength Be cause the madune will tr y t o grind you int o dust anyway. whethe r o r n o t wr.: speak. We can sit in our comers mute forever whi le our sister and our are wasted. while our children an: dtstoned and destro y e d. while our earth is poi oned; wr.: can sit in our safe comers mute as boules, and we will !'till be n o less afraid ... Each of u s is here now because in one way or an other we share a commitment to language and to the p o ,ver of language, and to the reclaiming of that language which has been made to work against us In the transfonnat1on of silence into language and action, it is vitally necessary for each one of us to establish or examine her funct ion in that transformat ion and to recognize her role as vital within that transformation For those of us who write it is necessary to scrutinize not only the truth of what we speak but the truth of that language by which we speak it. For others, it i s to and spread also those word that are meaningful to us. But pri .marily for us all it is necessary to teach by living and speaking those tru ths which we believe and know beyond undef standing. Becau.Se in this way alone we can survive by tak ing part i n a process of life that is creative and continuing that is growth. .. What a r e the words you do not yet have? What And it is never without fear-of visibility, of the harsh do you need to say? What are the tyrannies you swallow day light of scrutiny and pemaps judgement, of pai n of death. by day and attempt to make your own, until you will sicken But we have lived through all of t hose already, in silence, and die of them still in silence? Pethaps for some of you except death. And I remind myself all the time now that if 1 here today I am the face of one of your fears I3ecause I am were to have been born mute, or had maintained an oath of a woman. because I am a lesbian. because 1 am myself-a silence my whole life long for safety I would still have sufBIJck woman warrior poet doing my work---<:ome to ask fered and I would still die It is \'Cry good for establishing you. are you doing your perspective. And of course I am afraid. because the transfonnaAnd where the words of women are crying t o be tion of silence into language and action 1s an act of self-heard, we must each of us recognize our responsibility to re, e l at.ion and that always seems fraught with danger But seek those words out, to read them and share them and my daughter when I told her of our topic and my difficulty examine them in their pertinene<: to our lives That we not \Yith it. said -Tell them about how you 're never r eally a whole hide behind the mockeries of separations that ha \'<.' been pt'rson if you remain silent. because there s always thai one imposed upon us and which so often we accept as our own linle piece 1nside you tlla! wams to be spoken out, and if you For instance, I can t possibly teach Black women s writing-keep ignonng n 1t gel5 madder and madder and holler and their experience is so differnet from mine. Yet how manv hOtter and i f you don' t peak it out one day it will ju t up years have you spent tea ching Plato and Shake p<:atL' and punch you in the mouth from the inside." Proust? Or another "She's a whtt<: woman and what cottld -In the cause of silence, ea c h of us draw the face of she possibly have t o say to me? Or. "She' s a lesbian what her own fear-fear of contempt, of censure, o r some judge-would my husband say or my chairman?' Or again ment. or recognition of challenge, of annihilation. But most woman writes of her sons and I have no children. And all of all. I think we fear the visibility without which we ca n not the other endless ways in which we rob ourselves of ourtruly ll\c 'Within this country where racial diffe r e n ce creates selves and each o t her. a constant. if unspoken. distortion of vision B l ack women We can lcam to work and speak when we are afraid ha\'l' on one hand always been h1ghly visible. and so, on the in the way we have learned to work and speak wiH:n other hand. ha\'e been rendered tnv1siblc throught he we are tired for we hav<. been socialtzed t o respr.:ct fear depersonaltz.auon of racism Even wllhtn the women' s move-more than our own for language and definition and rm-nt. we han had to fight. and still do for that vcrv visibilwhile '"e wait in silence for that final luxury of fearlessness. it\ wh1ch also renders us most our Bl;ckncss. the weight of that silc:nccwill d10k<. u F o r to sunwe 111 th<. mouth of tlus dragon we call america The fac t that we are l1er<. and that I speak tlll'.sl we ha,e had to learn this first and most vital lesson-that we w o rds an att<.mpt to break that silence and bridgC' some of were never meant to sun' i\'e :'\ot as human beings. And those dtfferences between us for it is not dilfere n ce whtdl nellher wer e most of you here today Black or not. And that immobilizes us but silence. And there are so many siknces visibility which makes us most vulnerable is that which also to be broken. Febnw ry 2 7 7 994 -------------------


Mlch lson Meets With tudents On Fchru:uy H). Dean and \Xf.trckn Mike Michalson 1mt with '>IUdclliS to dlsttt'>'> \'; ldtlll .'> l ampus Issue When asked about the recent repainting of the archway, he stated tl1.11 tiH' c:tlll(HIS p:lilll<'l \\':ts .t'-ktd to t''('1\S{' to wt IH'Ill'l R't'lt':ltion:tl and nlucatiunaluse out of the bayftunt. Potentially, USF St. Pete cam pus could he used as a rnndcl for usc. Tilt l>uildinR of ntw donllitories was discu.c;sed. One of the New College Board of Trustees members has pledged S<;OO,CXlO tn help the of the donn.c;. Michalson is working to coordinate funclraising and building plans. Lo cations for the donnitories arc still being questioned since m:tn)' .,tudtnt.o; ha\' t' begun to pnllt .c;t in favor of building the new donns on the other side of campus. Students with com llH'ntc; ahnut the new dnnnitnry c;hould direct them tu ,\l.u k Jo(m..,on to lldp dl'lL'lllllne which location has the most student support. "Feminists and Pronography" Continued from page 3 agree with, because ultim:l!ely some one will disagree with us. As egoistic as it may sound I don' t want to censor anyone' s sexual tastes, because I don't want anyone to censor my sexual tastes. I want to be free to express my extrava gant sexual taste and I want others to be free to express th<.'irs as well-maybe I can le arn something. As a feminist I feel thic; is an issue that di\'ides the community, many of us \\'ho are pro-porn do not speak out. when we regularly speak out on any other feminist issue. lam asking that feminists that C'njO)'' J'OI'IHtt:l.t(lh)" IIOt bt' 11\;llglnnlltt'd lty tildr :11111 counterpart.<;. or forced to choose between pomography .llld feminism. I :1sk that all pn>-porn fcmin.';t.c; cnnl<' out of the closet. In closing, I would like to add that I do not feel that pornography is th<' most womyn today. Per onally, I would rather sec a woman JWI forming fellatio on a man on her knees or engaging in tonslll ment and enter the dialogue. She was hotheR?d by the ,:m dalism and kit it wao; disrt .<;IW of the mural. she asserted that the mural had nothing to do with men. stating that it was about women. She also felt that the an dalism was a violent act. One of the painters, who wished not to be named. stated, "It really upsets me that a positive. beautiful action that was blossoming got crushed for no other reason than someone's sadistic desire to hurt and repress. A group of men who were present during the mural painting had been planning another mural for the men's bath10om using the leftover paint. It is now unlikely that this will occur A group of men who went into the women' to view the vandalism collectively denounced it a sick. ------------------February 21. 1994 -----------------


Wom n's Awren ss Month 1 'bl.f I s a f c h edulefm the ft1 s t week of Women' s A wareness Month. W e wil con tinue the .fc h edttle tiS the month jnogresse .... Wednesday, March 2 \\'y and Lambda's Evan Wolfson Lambda is also preparing other po tential marriage challenges. and has undertaken back-up JC search for the litigation that arise once lesbians and gay men seek recognition from other states or the federal govern ment for marriages in llawaii. Student Community Service Conference The Tenth Nationa l Conference on Student Community Service will be hosted by the University of Massachusetts at Boston, City Year, and a Coalition of Boston Colleges and Universities. Tt is being as a form for people from differing political affi l iations cultrua l and ethnic backgrounds. sexual orientations, physical abil i ties faiths and classes drawn together by the callenge of creating and celebrating the \'ision of a more just world. Over 150 workshops will be held on issues and topics including: coalition building, AIDS. literacy. recruiting volunteers. community voice, advocacy. sef\ice leaming, unlearning racism. grant writing, environmental is sues, and more For more infonnation about attending con tact Mar k 13reimhorst the studen t life coordinator. to org;wizc a New College student group. -------------------Febr1.1my 21, 1991--------------------


Organizations and Activities Ot-gtmlzat i mt.{t t\mncsty every Wednesday :117 p m on the Hamilton < <'lll< l tll'll<'s h>r Ill< II\' illlt>llll:lllnn, Box 25(>. 359-2139. or '!facie Merrill, Box 96, 359-9742. B i k e Shop The Bike shop is located at Parkview House. y:;) 12C:. I lor mort information. !lours arc and J'ritlay 12:00-t\:00. 01 exual Rap G r o u p (discussion, not music) ,\kt'h Ill llllllllhly In a \':II k ty or locations. Look for :->i).:ns posted around campus for details regarding meeting timt.; and place .<; In addition to holding R'gular discussions hiscxu: tl issucs, Wl' l'ngage in socia I activities, su1 II as dinnl'rs, movies, and lectuR's If you are bi lritndly. hi curious, or just plain bisexual, please join! Conl:l\ t Rox or Michelle, Box 278, for mOR' informa tion Womyn In Film Contact Box 373 for moR' information. This week: Thl'lma and Louise E r ehwon Food Co-op < >rtltr:-. art placl'tll>i -molllllly 011 r.Jonthrys for dellv <"ry on \X' cdnesda ys. No minimums lt'(jUired!-t\nne Tazewe ll ll .. x J',<>r .\'i1>!lJIC:, Gender Studies The contact person for the gender st\.ldies collec tive is Danielle. Box 86. GLBSA Contact Katherine Box 316. FPIRG Florida Pub lic Interest Research Group, contac t'l;et Box 101. Hille l Student Group The contac t perso n for the New College cha pt er o f llilkl a Jewis h student group is l\lichael Rothba u rn, Box 582. Men's Group An open, lree crwiroment for discussing rnl'n' ,.., sues : R'lationships male frkndshipc; '><'" which meetc; once a week over tea and cookies t o di cuss issues. TI1e talk gets very personal sometimes and cry th<.o retica l sometimes. Usually, it' s somewhere in-between. Contac t Box 451 for more infonnation. Publications ArtRag Pays$$$ That' s right, co l d h a r d cash (well, checks. actually) f o r origi n a l artwork and/or articles-stuff li k e t heater. fil m and a rt (p)reviews-NOT poetry! o r a n y fiction. tick sub missions (if they'll fit) in Box .::397, or dro p me a note or phone me at 750-0933 irn ya got a story idea you wanna write up. Deadline for the March issue is Feb. 18th Continued on next page -----------------Febn1m y 21. 1991 ------------:-------


PI 1'.1)-!<' ltl Food Servi c e Update 111crc is no earth-shattering news on the food f10nt, unfortunately. Your friendly neighborhood food service com mittee is currently working with Lynda 13lock-Hill and 1om Levitan to evaluate the food service situation. \Xe are cam P ll:lf\1 to convimc l.ymb and Tom that \\T lll'l'd to do the hid process this tcnn They have discovered state RUid<'lirws which miRht ntc;h the hid process, nr e\'('11 cnsc it to Ill JX>Stponcd until fall. I Iopcfully, this won't happen AJ...n. Tom is tryinR to bring in an outside consultant to evalu ate linw nur food service might be improved. This too, may call'>(' time problems since we have been trying to contact tlli' p<'rson without much luck, for the last week. If God [or rill in your diety] smiles upon us we will begin the bid potC"-" in the next couple of weeks As soon as anything new ari .'>t'S, we' ll be sure to tell you. C ontinu e d from previous page Literary Magazine We are looking for submissions for a new New Colkge literary magazine Poetry, short stories, and art will all be considered. Our humble rag is receiving funding from th( Dean s Office and is going to be distributed to incoming studems next year. Talk to Lisa Swanstrom, Box 161, for more in formation. New C o llA ge M a gazine ceks submissions of poetry on the theme of: Things \X'hi< h arc I lidden. Examples might be fossils or buried trea "ttrv. emotions or experiences like jealousy or adultery; or t h( l onsequcnccs of reprcs.sed emotion ;a person's past. lkadlinc is Fclm.tary 28. 1991. Send manuscripts to !\'ew \1agazine, 5700 I'\ Tamiami Trail; Sarasota, FL 3424321 v held Thursday, Februat> 2-i at 6 : 00p.m. in the College !Tall Living Room All are invited and encouraged to attend. f3ernadette Devlin Mcl\liskey, a pioneer civil rights arti\'iSt, will spc:1k 011 the lack of human ritlhts in tftl' ll p .m. at tlte l JSF/ Tampa business auditorium on Fowler Avenue Free and open to tlte public. Call (813) 974-90 for motC' information. On 'l11ursday, March 3 at 2:00p.m. at USF/ ew College in Sudakor Center call (813) 359-1311 for more information. f'rec and open to the public Thursday, Man .-h 3 at 7:00 p.m. at tlte Hyatt Regency llntcl in downtown r:,mpa ($10 donation) Student pn:sentations for the Race and G encler Sym posium will be held on \XIednesday, March 16. All are invited to contribute. If interested contact Rosanna at box 112 by friday, March 4. Cheap Healthy Stuff-Order food, drinks. vitamins. shampoos, and more Check out the catalog in f3arb;Jra Bergren's office, or in the lkkrcnre section of tltc library Have your orders into box 239 by Friday, february 28 for delivery by Wednesday. March 2. Copies of the Spring 94 Fitness Center Acti\ itics sched ule are available in the Fitness Cente[ Some activities require advance sign up. Bike Shop Hours 1Vednesday: 7 2:00-4:00 friday: 12:00-4:00 Empowered Womyn in Film 'l7.1elma and !.ott ise Friday, 8:00p m G1Juck na(J's place-Fei 309 Febmmy 21. 1994 ------------------

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