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Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Volume 39, Number 21, September 6, 1976.

Why a Women's Issue ? — Editorial

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Why a Women's Issue ?


The following eight pages are the work of members of the Women's Study Group' We decided to write in Salient for several reasons: The virtual neglect of women's issues in Salient this year; the sexist bias of some articles and comics, and to promote awareness of sexism on campus.

A newspaper is both a source of information and a reflection of attitudes. Salient's neglect of sexism and issues relating to women mirrors the lack of recognition on campus of the ways in which women are discriminated against. We hope that these articles will generate more discussion amongst students of how sexism affects them.

The Women's Study Group was formed to provide a women's group on campus that was concerned with broader issues than was the Women's Choice Club. There are divergent opinions within the Study Group as to the role of a separate women's movement in effecting social change, the means of overcoming sexism in society and on campus, the meaning of feminism etc. We welcome your opinions, views or arguments at the next meeting at 5 p.m. in the Smoking Room on Monday, September 6.

Drawing of a woman as a tv screen