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  •  Nothing prepares you for T.R.W. (1+ / 0-)
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    I was the last protege of a great female literary editor. We lost our jobs together (new management eventually bankrupted the magazine).  I interviewed at a well-known liberal magazine, and got a job offer at about half what she had been paying me.  When I pointed that out, the editor said, "Well, this is what girls are paid."

    I was 26.

    I went directly to FAO Schwarz and bought a rag doll, which became my freelance mascot. Went home and started working my Rolodex.  Never even looked for a masthead job after that.

    My Seven Sisters friends, in contrast, just never gave up. When they lost a job, they routinely jumped about three levels up a different masthead/ladder. Sweet, soft-spoken, smart, trailblazers and now kind of legendary themselves.  

    And really good mentors for the youngers.

    I am sorry you're still running up against that kind of stuff.

    Maybe we should do a book, all the DK women, about our getting-equal stories.

    "I take Democrats to bed with me for lack of a dachshund. . . " E.B. White

    by Foothills of Oblivion on Tue Sep 27, 2011 at 10:58:54 AM PDT

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    •  I passed a link to this story (0+ / 0-)

      to NY Brit expat because of the diary she posted earlier this week, which was about a different, darker set of women's issues. Maybe we should have a conversation, though I suspect age and class will come into that should it happen.
      Like you, I'm enjoying comparative invisibility and don't feel at all bitter. Things looked up after that.

      •  Why am I not surprised? (0+ / 0-)

        Of course somebody has come up with a women's group here, and it's good to be invited. Thanks!  I am not sure how to find the various groups, actually.  There is a list and it seems to go from newly formed to been-around-awhile, but navigating by theme or issue  . . . ?

        "I take Democrats to bed with me for lack of a dachshund. . . " E.B. White

        by Foothills of Oblivion on Tue Sep 27, 2011 at 03:31:02 PM PDT

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        •  Got a message (0+ / 0-)

          from NY Brit saying she loved your piece and that geminjen will get in touch shortly.

          "Bootstraps are a fine invention as long as they are attached to boots." blueoasis

          by northsylvania on Thu Sep 29, 2011 at 02:18:32 PM PDT

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