The working woman was everywhere in 1980s and 1990s pop culture: The tough single gal Murphy Brown ran the news on TV every week. Dolly Parton in “9 to 5,” Melanie Griffith in “Working Girl,” and the ominously coldhearted mother in “Mrs. Doubtfire.”We didn’t know it then, but that was the apex for the American working woman.
"The Best Era for Working Women Was 20 Years Ago" is from the September 02, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Bryce Covert and narrated by Kristi Burns.