It seems routine now to read the work of women reporters, but that's only been true for a generation. It didn't happen without a fight, and there is still a struggle going on. Even now, male bylines are seven times more frequent than those of females in major magazines. In 1975, Lynn Povich became the first woman editor of Newsweek magazine, having started out as a secretary. But her rise from an entry-level position to senior management was different from those of the men who preceded her. It took legal action. She's written a book about the process, The Good Girls Revolt: How the Women of Newsweek Sued their Bosses and Changed the Workplace.
Good Girls' Revolt at Newsweek
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