The Good Girls Revolt

The Good Girls Revolt

How the Women of Newsweek Sued Their Bosses and Changed the Workplace

eBook - 2012
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"On March 16, 1970, Newsweek magazine hit newsstands with a cover story on the fledgling feminist movement entitled "Women in Revolt." That same day, 46 Newsweek women, Lynn Povich among them, announced they'd filed an EEOC complaint charging their employer with "systematic discrimination" against them in hiring and promotion. In The Good Girls Revolt, Povich evocatively tells the story of this dramatic turning point through the lives of several participants, showing how personal experiences and cultural shifts led a group of well-mannered, largely apolitical women, raised in the 1940s and 1950s, to stand up for their rights -- and what happened after they did. For many, filing the suit was a radicalizing act that empowered them to "find themselves" and stake a claim. Others lost their way in a landscape of opportunities, pressures, discouragements, and hostilities they weren't prepared to navigate."--Publisher's web site.
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781322354361
1322354367
9781610391740
1610391748
Branch Call Number: HD6060.5.U5 P65 2012x
Characteristics: 1 downloadable text file

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