The Career Girl Murders: Gender, Race, and Crime in 1960s New York
Johnson, Marilynn S., Women's Studies Quarterly
In 1964, a New York television producer penned a popular advice book for young women contemplating a move to the city. With the provocative title, Career Girl, Watch Your Step, author Max Wy lie explained that his chief concern was "the horrible incidence of crime that is overrunning our cities - and what the career girl can do about it to keep herself as safe as possible." Crime and violence were a fact of life in every urban neighborhood, he warned, and constant vigilance was a single woman's best defense. "No matter how accustomed to your own community you may become," Wylie warned, "never grow to feel safe in it. Feel threatened. You are threatened. You are never safe." (1964, …
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Publication information: Article title: The Career Girl Murders: Gender, Race, and Crime in 1960s New York. Contributors: Johnson, Marilynn S. - Author. Journal title: Women's Studies Quarterly. Volume: 39. Issue: 1/2 Publication date: Spring 2011. Page number: 244+. © Feminist Press Spring 2007. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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