“The Worst Divorce Case that Ever Happened”: The New York Times Women's Caucus and Workplace Feminism

  title={“The Worst Divorce Case that Ever Happened”: The New York Times Women's Caucus and Workplace Feminism},
  author={Marama Whyte},
  journal={Modern American History},
  pages={153 - 174}
  • Marama Whyte
  • Published 1 November 2020
  • Political Science
  • Modern American History
In 1974, women at the New York Times made national headlines when they filed a class-action sex discrimination lawsuit. The drama of the court case, however, has overshadowed the formation of the Times Women's Caucus two years prior, in 1972. A focus on the Caucus, the daily labor its members undertook in the years before and after filing suit, and the behind-the-scenes negotiation of internal office politics reveals the years-long process of consciousness raising and workplace organizing… 
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