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'70, yeah-too far removed. Maybe because the suit,
compared to the problems of Life struck me as being a minor matter,
to be handled by others. What I was always aware of was that the
women had a right to a gripe mainly because the editorial managements
of the magazines were so thoughtless in their way of handling people.
And the brunt of the thoughtlessness fell on the women.
But you're describing it, if I'm understanding you correctly, as
a, you know, “Gee, they didn't treat the girls well enough.” As
opposed to really allowing the women equal work; in other words, jobs
as writers and correspondents, and equal pay for their work, etc. Is
that the way you view it?
Well, equal pay for-
Equal pay for equal work.
Yeah, equal pay for equal work. The issue, the
other issue was promotion.
Promotion, that's the-
The woman who were writers or editors tended to
have been brought in from the outside. Mary Leatherbees, Maria
Semolinas came to us from established positions elsewhere and it is
true that we did not promote much from within. And the argument made
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