The Good Girls Revolt

By Lynn Povich,

Book cover of The Good Girls Revolt: How the Women of Newsweek Sued Their Bosses and Changed the Workplace

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The inspiration for the original television seriesIt 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…

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The book takes place beginning in the 1960s – a time of economic strength and cultural change. An increasing number of young, educated women entered the workforce, yet the newspaper help wanted ads were segregated by gender and the discrimination was common. In the midst of this time, Lynn Povich was hired at Newsweek, renowned for its strong coverage of civil rights and the changing social mores. But in reality, the job was a career dead end. Women researchers only occasionally became reporters, very rarely writers, and never editors. The limitations for women journalists were obvious.

Then in March…

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