The Good Girls Revolt

  • From the Publisher
May 13, 2013

On March 16, 1970, forty-six Newsweek women filed an EEOC com­plaint against the mag­a­zine for sex dis­crim­i­na­tion, the first women in the media to sue. In The Good Girls Revolt, Lynn Povich, who became Newsweeks first female senior edi­tor, evoca­tive­ly tells the sto­ry of this unknown land­mark law­suit. She shows how per­son­al expe­ri­ences and cul­tur­al shifts led a group of well-man­nered, large­ly apo­lit­i­cal women 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.” Oth­ers lost their way in a land­scape of oppor­tu­ni­ties, dis­cour­age­ments, and hos­til­i­ties they weren’t pre­pared for. With warmth, humor, and per­spec­tive, Povich explores the untold sto­ry of an upris­ing that trans­formed the Mad Men office cul­ture: its bit­ter­sweet impact on the women involved, and what has — and hasn’t — changed for women in the workplace.

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