Today in 1970: Two hundred women seize the New York offices of “Ladies Home Journal”, demanding what they call a “Women’s Liberated Journal.”
The group, led by author Susan Brownmiller, includes members of the National Organization for Women, Redstockings, New York Radical Feminists and the Older Women’s League. Their press release says the magazine “Deals superficially, unrealistically, or not at all with the real problems of today’s women. . . .”
Though one out of every three adult women in America is single, divorced, or widowed, the Journal depicts no lifestyle alternative for the American woman aside from marriage and family.
The sit-in will last into the evening. Eventually publisher John Mack Carter will agree to include a collectively written eight-page feminist supplement in the August 1970 issue.
It’s Today’s Action Calendar!
Tonight is a free public lecture: “Growing Up and Waking Up: Psychological and Spiritual Maturity in Everyday Life” by noted Zen retreat leader and psychotherapist Flint Sparks
This is tonight at 7pm at the Pyle Center, 702 Langdon Street. For more info, call 890-4653, or email email@example.com.
Love to sing? Portage’s community choir, the Gale Singers, practice each Tuesday evening from 5:30 to 7pm at Portage Center for the Art’s Zona Gale Theatre. No fees, no auditions, just bring your voice and have fun! The spring concert is scheduled for Sunday, May 4 at 4pm. This is at 301 East Cook Street in Portage. More info at 608-742-5655.