University of Washington Daily eliminates gender-based help wanted ads on June 22, 1970.

  • By Greg Lange
  • Posted 6/08/1999
  • Essay 1285
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On June 22, 1970 the University of Washington Daily eliminates Female and Male Sections from Help Wanted Classified Ads.

The following statement was printed at the beginning of the newspaper’s Help Wanted Section: "In compliance with the guidelines of the equal employment opportunities act of 1964, the University of Washington Daily does not list sex (male and female) in the help-wanted columns of the classified advertising section."

The Daily stated that the only other newspaper in the United States that stopped printing Help Wanted ads in Male and Female sections was The New York Times. Bill Asbury, UW Daily publisher, said: “Other newspapers in the state should do the same thing.”


University of Washington Daily, June 22, 1970, p. 8.

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