The Good Girls Revolt: How the Women of Newsweek Sued Their Bosses and Changed the Workplace
Publish date: September 10th 2012
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, Gender Studies
, Womens Studies
Lynn Povich was one of the women involved in the two class action lawsuits that occurred in the early days of the second wave feminist movement. She was a researcher, a reporter, a writer, and moved all the way up to the number 3 spot as an editor. She recounts the story in vivid detail, sometimes a...
This book should have been a favorite for me--a fascinating true story of women working together and fighting sexism plus some mid-century details. Instead, I read the whole book without feeling anything other than an academic interest in the fates of the protagonists, including the writer/narrator...
After the work put in, the legal battles fought, and rights won, we tend to take for granted the opportunities that now exist and wonder if we still need feminism. This book is not only a well written narrative of how one group of women fought to over turn the norm, it is consistently anchored with...
Review first published on my blog: http://memoriesfrombooks.blogspot.com/2013/01/the-good-girls-revolt.htmlThe Good Girls Revolt is a memoir of a group of women - the first women in the media industry to initiate a class action suit against their employer for sex discrimination. The "good girls" are...
As 2013 begins, 80-year-old Newsweek magazine will enter a new phase as an online-only publication. It’s not the first time that changes in the socioeconomic landscape have forced it to change how it operates. Forty years earlier, the magazine was sued by almost fifty of its female employees when th...
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