The Good Girls Revolt

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

Author: Lynn Povich

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1610391748

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 6315


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 evocatively tells the story of this dramatic turning point through the lives of several participants. With warmth, humor, and perspective, 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. The Good Girls Revolt 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.

Peanuts and American Culture

Essays on Charles M. Schulz's Iconic Comic Strip

Author: Peter Y.W. Lee

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1476636370

Category: ART

Page: N.A

View: 3387


"Focusing on Charles M. Schulz's Peanuts strip's Cold War roots, this collection of new essays explores existentialism, the reshaping of the nuclear family, the Civil Rights Movement, 1960s counterculture, feminism, psychiatry and fear of the bomb. Chapters focus on the development of Lucy, Peppermint Patty, Schroeder, Franklin, Shermy, Snoopy and the other characters that became American icons"--

The Diversity Style Guide

Author: Rachele Kanigel

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119054915

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 424

View: 5679


New diversity style guide helps journalists write with authority and accuracy about a complex, multicultural world A companion to the online resource of the same name, The Diversity Style Guide raises the consciousness of journalists who strive to be accurate. Based on studies, news reports and style guides, as well as interviews with more than 50 journalists and experts, it offers the best, most up-to-date advice on writing about underrepresented and often misrepresented groups. Addressing such thorny questions as whether the words Black and White should be capitalized when referring to race and which pronouns to use for people who don't identify as male or female, the book helps readers navigate the minefield of names, terms, labels and colloquialisms that come with living in a diverse society. The Diversity Style Guide comes in two parts. Part One offers enlightening chapters on Why is Diversity So Important; Implicit Bias; Black Americans; Native People; Hispanics and Latinos; Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders; Arab Americans and Muslim Americans; Immigrants and Immigration; Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation; People with Disabilities; Gender Equality in the News Media; Mental Illness, Substance Abuse and Suicide; and Diversity and Inclusion in a Changing Industry. Part Two includes Diversity and Inclusion Activities and an A-Z Guide with more than 500 terms. This guide: Helps journalists, journalism students, and other media writers better understand the context behind hot-button words so they can report with confidence and sensitivity Explores the subtle and not-so-subtle ways that certain words can alienate a source or infuriate a reader Provides writers with an understanding that diversity in journalism is about accuracy and truth, not "political correctness." Brings together guidance from more than 20 organizations and style guides into a single handy reference book The Diversity Style Guide is first and foremost a guide for journalists, but it is also an important resource for journalism and writing instructors, as well as other media professionals. In addition, it will appeal to those in other fields looking to make informed choices in their word usage and their personal interactions.

Beauty, Brains, Influence

Helping Teen Girls and Young Women Gain Confidence and Thrive

Author: Dani LaRoche

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1483693155

Category: Self-Help

Page: 102

View: 8067


In our materialistic and technology obsessed society, the younger generation find themselves overwhelmed and pressured to perform, acquire, and obtain instant gratification. As a result, we are witnessing an alienation and detachment among our youth. Most young women dream about finding the right boyfriend, having the perfect body, wearing the latest styles and the ideal career. The author’s objective is to empower young women, intrinsically, while challenging the belief that fulfillment and purpose exist outside of us. Dani LaRoche has spoken and mentored many young women and teen girls who feel a profound sense of loss. Loss of innocence, identity and purpose. In this honest and heartfelt book, no stone is left unturned. She writes on how to survive a break up, competition and jealousy from other girls, how to become assertive, not aggressive; to the epidemic of bullying, “drama”, teen pregnancy, anxiety and depression. In the end, what matters most are love, respect and self-actualization. LaRoche tackles myriad issues that affect young women today. This book is full of compassion and offers solutions to problems not only affecting young women, but society in general. Both the young and the old can benefit and glean wisdom and illumination from this read.