Harriet Alpern

Interview Summary

  • Born in Detroit
  • After WWII, women could go to any college, but they could generally only study and find employment in fields of secretarial work, teaching, or social work
  • Detroit Athletic Club walk-in
  • Bell Telephone and employment discrimination
  • Images of women in the media, and older women in the media
  • “A law can be on the books, but if you don’t test it, it might as well not be there.”
  • “Feminism, to me, is of course that men and women should have equal rights in every aspect of life – not to be discriminated against, undermined, or stereotyped.”

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