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.
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Good Girls Revolt - Jaime Andrews - Netflix
Jaime Allison Andrews (born October 21, 1976) is an American actress, producer, business director and playwright who is best known for her comedic commentary on the cable television series truTV Presents: World's Dumbest... She has appeared in a number of television commercials over the years and was most recently cast as Dottie in the Amazon Prime series Good Girls Revolt.
Good Girls Revolt - Filmography and theatrical roles - Netflix
Other theatrical performances done by Andrews, primarily in New York: The Real Thing as Debbie The Sisters Rosensweig as Tess Goode Fifteen Minutes as Linda Fefu & Her Friends as Cindy subUrbia as Erica 'Tis Pity She's a Whore as Annabella Uncle Vanya as Helena JFK vs. the UFO's as Peaches Andrews also had parts, including improvisational and sketches, in Campaign 2025, Ka-Baam!, Scrambled Eggs, and 600 Days of Pain.
Good Girls Revolt - References - Netflix