When Angry Women Staged a Sit-In at the Ladies Home Journal

August 27th, 2018
When Angry Women Staged a Sit-In at the Ladies Home Journal
The protestors helped themselves to the editor's cigars and would not budge from his office.Editor John Mack Carter and managing editor Lenore Hershey (left) talking with a group of feminists who had invaded Carter's office and staged an 11-hour sit-in.John Mack Carter’s office was comfortable, as befitted the editor-in-chief of one of the nation’s most important women’s magazines. But on March 18, 1970, there was nothing comfortable about it. Suddenly, his office and the rest of the New York headquarters of the Ladies’ Home Journal was occupied by over 100 women—outraged feminists demanding a change in how the media portrayed women. For the next 11 hours, they’d engage in a raucous standoff with magazine staff, bringing the magazine’s motto, “Never Underestimate the Power of a Woman” into an unexpected light. And along the way, they’d help change media portrayals of women and women’s issues. At the time, the Ladies’ ... read more
Source: https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/rssPublished on 2018-08-27By Erin Blakemore

 

 

 

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