I worked at the Buffalo Evening News in the early in 1980s, just 10 years after a group of women in 1970 sued Newsweek magazine for gender discrimination in the workplace.
Lynn Povich, Newsweek’s first female senior editor and past managing editor of MSNBC.com, author of “The Good Girls Revolt: How the Women of Newsweek Sued Their Bosses and Changed the Workplace,” was one of the 46 women to bring the landmark lawsuit in 1970.
It was largely forgotten she wrote until she got a call from two women at Newsweek writing about women in the work place that discovered the lawsuit. In an insightful editorial for the Los Angeles Times, about the experience Povich wrote:
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