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