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Good Girls Revolt

It was the 1960's - 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.

Show Info

Web channel: Prime Video (2015 - 2016)
Average Runtime: 55 minutes
Status: Ended
Show Type: Scripted
Genres: Drama
Episodes ordered: 10 episodes
Created by: Dana Calvo

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The Newser

Episode 1x10; Oct 28, 2016

As the girls prepare to file their complaint, the relationships with one another and the men in their lives are redefined.

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x10: The NewserOct 28, 2016
1x09: DatelineOct 28, 2016
1x08: ExposéOct 28, 2016
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Also known as:
  • The Good Girls Revolt: How the Women of Newsweek Sued Their Bosses and Changed the Workplace (United States United States)
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