Newsweek’s Own “Women in Revolt” (March 16, 1970) – Ms. Magazine

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March 16, 1970: Newsweek’s cover story entitled “Women in Revolt” hit the news stands today.

This morning’s press conference by Newsweek employees and their attorney, Eleanor Holmes Norton, with the magazine and its current cover story entitled “Women in Revolt” in the foreground.

The title is both accurate and timely.

Instead of merely reporting on the re-energized struggle against sexism, Newsweek has itself became part of the battle—when forty-six women who work for the publication announced today that they have filed a complaint against the magazine with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission charging sex bias.

The many reporters attending today’s press conference were told:

“We allege that women at Newsweek are systematically discriminated against in both hiring and promotion, and are forced to assume a subsidiary role simply because…

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