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the beginning the whole role of women at the company, the discontent
that ended up in the 1970 suit, what has happened since then?
Well, I suppose that us and women were not too
different from other companies and women. Except that the people
that worked for us were articulate, outspoken, and prepared to be
noisy. They were people of strong views, character and reasonably
fearless. I think the issue on women were two. One: the feeling
that they were never being promoted, and the other being the whole
subject of the researcher category. The researchers were all women,
rarely a man in there. And bit by bit that came to be seen as an
indignity. I can't say that very many people in management paid much
attention to the subject for many, many years. There was a strange
dichotomy to it because the women, I'm talking about researchers,
were discontent and at the same time, being a researcher on Time, or
Life was about a good a job that a woman was apt to aspire for as she
came out of college.
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I can't remember any particular point when the
women issue erupted other than the suit. And I have to say that
somehow I didn't take the suit as seriously as maybe I should have.
Because in my memory, it does not stand out as a major event. Maybe
because by then I was too far removed, being that was '67?
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