Today in Feminist History: Women Stage Sit-in at NYC’s Grove Press (April 13, 1970)

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April 13, 1970: Grove Press, in New York City, became the third media target of the women’s liberation movement in the past month as activists led by Robin Morgan staged a sit-in today to protest Grove’s sexual exploitation of women in its publications, as well as its union-busting policies.

PHOTO: Robin Morgan being arrested earlier today at Grove Press.

In previous actions, 46 women employees announced they were suing Newsweek for bias on March 16th, and on March 18th, in a move that got worldwide attention, 200 women occupied the offices of The Ladies Home Journal demanding a more relevant and liberated publication. 

Emily Goodman, lawyer for the Women’s Liberation Front, which called today’s action, said the final trigger for the takeover was the dismissal of eight employees, six of them women, soon after they attended a union rally and took out union cards…

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