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The daily Tar Heel. (Chapel Hill, N.C.) 1946-current, March 28, 1985, Page 3, Image 3

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men's History Month ends with porn, writing issues raised By SONYA TERRELL Staff Writer March means more than Spring Break and St. Patrick's Day. Some UNC organizations have scheduled events throughout the month in celebration of Women's History Month. The Association for Women Stu dents, which has about 14 members on campus, focused on the issue of pornography. "Pornography is a hot issue in Chapel Hill," said AWS chairwoman Margie Walker. People recently have acted against pornography in this community, she said, citing as examples a symposium on pornography sponsored by the Women's Studies Program at Duke and debate about whether Duke bookstores should continue to sell pornographic materials. In a crowded Union Auditorium on March 18, two films about pornography were shown: "Killing Us Softly" and "Not a Love Story." AWS distributed pamphlets about pornography and the films in wom en's dorms and planned a panel discussion to follow the films, Walker said. AWS also sponsored a pornography awareness slide show and discussion Wednesday night in the Student Union. The March 18 panel members were: C.J. Reilly, Orange County Rape Crisis Center representative; Jane Brown, associate professor of journalism at UNC; Carolyn Cole, chief clinic social worker at N.C. Memorial Hospital; and Myron Liptzin, a psychiatrist at Student Health Services. Today's mass media contain more pornography, said Brown, a researcher on women's roles on MTV. "The scary thing," she said, . "is the boundaries of what is accep table are getting very fuzzy." During the panel discussion, one female in the audience said most women did not recognize porno graphy without violence. "Do women really know female COME TO A SPECTACULAR FASHION EVENT Try on the new Tura frames (as seen in Vogue!). Enameled, engraved, faceted. 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Placing notices under women's doors forces them to face this issue,, if only on their way to the trash, she said. "Women disagree on the defini tion of feminism," she continued. "They dont want to stand up against pornography, yet they want equal pay." Women constitute more than one half the population; if they all took a stand on an issue, they could take action, Walker said. But differing stances on issues, such as rape and pornography, have split the women's movement, she added. AWS advocates making porno graphic places non-profitable, which would put them out of business without censorship, Walker said. UNC's Women's Studies Program scheduled several cultural and scho larly events during March Jane Smith Patterson, secretary to Gov. James B. Hunt, spoke March 12 about women in politics. She focused her speech on economic issues concerning women and the importance of women choosing representatives in government. Linda Kauffmah, assistant profes sor of English at UNC, spoke at a March 20 lunchtime forum for UNC faculty about the love letter as a neglected genre of literature. Today, Emily Seelbinder, a doc toral candidate in the English depart ment, will speak about women writers. This seminar for graduates and professional school students will be in Manning Hall at noon. Friday, March 29, 1985 2-6 pm Make Sire It a Tlra tcxu For The S ame . S 968-4776 eceimtt Mltags dloim mmeann Fnseiini violent cunme By LISA BRANTLEY Staff Writer Although three violent deaths in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro area have rocked the University community since Janu ary, local police said last week they did not believe violent crime had increased significantly in recent years. "Violent crimes are running about like usual, except for the murder on University property," said University Police Sgt. Ned Comar, referring to the death of 8-year-old Ephesus Elementary student Jean Kar-Har Fewel, who was discovered strangled near Finley Golf Course on Jan. 30. The other two incidents a shooting and a stabbing resulted in the death of two University students. UNC senior Thomas Perry Zimmer man was shot to death Feb. 4 when two masked men entered the Orange County trailer in which he was visiting and demanded money. On March 16, UNC sophomore Freshteh Golkho was found dead of multiple stab wounds after neighbors in her Carrboro apartment complex reported hearing screams and the sounds of an argument. Suspects in all three cases have been apprehended and charged. Police, however, offer no explanation for the sudden spurt of violence. "I think what youll find is that murders don't run in any definitive pattern," said Chapel Hill police planner Keith Lohmann. 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Lohmann said the public often confused larceny, a non-violent crime, with robbery. The two differ because when someone is robbed there is usually eye contact, and force or the threat of force is used to take property. Twenty assaults, three robberies and no rapes have been reported to the University police through mid-March for the fiscal year that began on July 1, 1984, Comar said. By contrast, one homocide, 191 assaults, 1 1 robberies and 12 rapes were reported to Chapel Hill police during calendar year 1984, the last time period for which crime statistics were available. Rape was the only violent crime that increased significantly in either jurisdic tion in the last reporting period. During 1983, five rapes were reported to the Chapel Hill police. Lohmann cautioned, however, that rape and related sexual crimes were very underreported so that measures of their increase or decrease were subject to large inaccuracies. "Rapes on campus aren't being reported in the way we can do anything March 31 3:30 pm Memorial Hall with Conductor Gerhardt Zimmerman directing Mozart's Overture to The Magic Klute and featuring Pianist Emanuel Ax General Admission $8.00 Special Student Price $4.00 .-lev!-.-. 4','.- 4; . 4m r it ' , 4 YY?'&, en tb iw- 1, ri,e".s zm? .. m '&.m v. v ... t - " -',";. . , s ifnffin ftnmwtimanniff Wi ... . . , - . i, ...... ...,, r-, , Ss s'Sys, sS&S,r. s , ,.sr-xss.:v; ssss, . vs?:'. : . j; 1 BEGINS MARCH 29th AT A THEATRE The Daily with them," Comar said. He added that many rapes were never brought to campus police for investi gation and that officers sometimes learned about them third- or fourth hand and, in some instances, months after they occurred. Although Comar said date rapes were the least likely to be reported, he said he knew of one recent case in which a student who was raped by a stranger didn't report the incident until six months later. . Comar estimated that, in addition to unreported rapes, other sexual crimes, such as forced oral sex or manual stimulation by force, often went unreported. "A lot of people think these aren't a crime or don't want you to know that they've been forced to engage in them," Comar said. "There's more (sexual crime) going on than meets the eye." A spokesman for the Orange County Rape Crisis Center agreed with this assessment. She said women often reported rapes to the center that were never reported to police. In 1984, the center received reports of 28 rapes in Chapel Hill and 1 1 rapes on the UNC campus. In 1983, center reports showed 14 rapes in Chapel Hill and six rapes on campus. Assaults in Chapel Hill and on campus showed a slight increase during the last four to five years but decreased 'during the last reporting period. 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"There are lots of (incidents with) water pistols and people touching people where they don't want to be touched," he said. Property crime is one category that Comar and Lohmann both said had increased. Property crimes include burglary, larceny and motor vehicle theft. Comar said a large proportion of the dollar amount of property stolen from campus was represented by five com puters stolen from different academic departments since August. All but one have been recovered. Service calls, traffic accidents and traffic citations are also categories that showed signs of increase, Chapel Hill police said. Multiply Your Chances For A Happy Easter Shop at UNIVERSITY MALL and Stop By The Bunny Hutch For A Photo Session With The University" C7 fl f II 5 I I ft.? . III w n 'YYMY NEAR YOU! A isns

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