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The Resource The good girls revolt : how the women of Newsweek sued their bosses and changed the workplace, Lynn Povich

The good girls revolt : how the women of Newsweek sued their bosses and changed the workplace, Lynn Povich

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The good girls revolt : how the women of Newsweek sued their bosses and changed the workplace
Title
The good girls revolt
Title remainder
how the women of Newsweek sued their bosses and changed the workplace
Statement of responsibility
Lynn Povich
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It was the 1960s -- a time of economic boom and social strife. Young women poured into the workplace, but the "Help Wanted" ads were segregated by gender and the "Mad Men" office culture was rife with sexual stereotyping and discrimination. Lynn Povich was one of the lucky ones, landing a job at Newsweek, renowned for its cutting-edge coverage of civil rights and the "Swinging Sixties." Nora Ephron, Jane Bryant Quinn, Ellen Goodman, and Susan Brownmiller all started there as well. It was a top-notch job -- for a girl -- at an exciting place. But it was a dead end. Women researchers sometimes became reporters, rarely writers, and never editors. Any aspiring female journalist was told, "If you want to be a writer, go somewhere else." On March 16, 1970, the day Newsweek published a cover story on the fledgling feminist movement entitled "Women in Revolt," forty-six Newsweek women charged the magazine with discrimination in hiring and promotion. It was the first female class action lawsuit -- the first by women journalists -- and it inspired other women in the media to quickly follow suit. Lynn Povich was one of the ringleaders. In The Good Girls Revolt, she tells the story of this dramatic turning point through the lives of several participants. She shows how personal experiences and cultural shifts led a group of well-mannered, largely apolitical women, raised in the 1940s and 1950s, to challenge their bosses -- and what happened after they did. For many, filing the suit was a radicalizing act that empowered them to "find themselves" and fight back. Others lost their way amid opportunities, pressures, discouragements, and hostilities they weren't prepared to navigate. This book also explores why changes in the law didn't solve everything. Through the lives of young female journalists at Newsweek today, Lynn Povich shows what has -- and hasn't -- changed in the workplace
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
QBX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Povich, Lynn
Dewey number
  • 331.4/81070572
  • 331.4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HD6060.5.U5
LC item number
P65 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Povich, Lynn
  • Newsweek, inc
  • Sex role in the work environment
  • Sex discrimination in employment
  • Women journalists
  • Povich, Lynn
  • Newsweek, inc
  • Sex discrimination in employment
  • Sex role in the work environment
  • Women journalists
  • United States
Label
The good girls revolt : how the women of Newsweek sued their bosses and changed the workplace, Lynn Povich
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-238) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What was the problem? -- "Editors file story; girls file complaint" -- "A newsmagazine tradition" -- The "hot book" -- Ring leaders -- "You gotta take off your white gloves, ladies" -- Round one -- Mad men: The boys fight back -- The steel magnolia -- "Joe... surrender" -- The barricades fell -- Passing the torch -- Where they are now -- The good girls who signed on
Control code
961153665
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First paperback edition.
Extent
xxii, 264 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781610391733
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
1412419
System control number
(OCoLC)961153665
Label
The good girls revolt : how the women of Newsweek sued their bosses and changed the workplace, Lynn Povich
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-238) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What was the problem? -- "Editors file story; girls file complaint" -- "A newsmagazine tradition" -- The "hot book" -- Ring leaders -- "You gotta take off your white gloves, ladies" -- Round one -- Mad men: The boys fight back -- The steel magnolia -- "Joe... surrender" -- The barricades fell -- Passing the torch -- Where they are now -- The good girls who signed on
Control code
961153665
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First paperback edition.
Extent
xxii, 264 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781610391733
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
1412419
System control number
(OCoLC)961153665

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