“Good Girls Revolt” lets us know how far we haven’t come

Someday in the distant future, a generation of women yet to be born will look back on 2016 and be horrified at the level of open misogyny that their ancestors contended with. That nearly 100 years after women won the right to vote, their basic worth as humans was still being questioned by politicians and Internet trolls. That a female co-host at a major news network, Gretchen Carlson, sued her boss for sexual harassment, which led to his firing and her winning a $20 million settlement.

And perhaps they’ll wonder if women in 2016 felt similar amazement at seeing “Good Girls Revolt,” Amazon Studios’ period piece inspired by a discrimination lawsuit filed by 46 female staffers at Newsweek in 1970.


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