Second Wave Feminism | The campaign for women's rights in the 1970s
The 1960s may have brought the pill and the sexual revolution but as the 1970s dawned equality of the sexes was still a long way off. Women could be paid less than a man for doing the same job, posts were advertised by gender and 'sexual harassment' was an unknown term.
No wonder then that the 1970s saw the self-titled second wave feminists motivated to abolish sexism wherever they found it. This collection of television and radio programmes remembers some of the major feminist thinkers of those years and highlights the issues they addressed and attitudes they contested.
Do female students prefer feminism to femininity?
'Have women really won equality?'
Will women's work always be underpaid and under-appreciated?
'The obvious first question is: liberation from what?'
'Unaccompanied women' cannot be served coffee here.
Austin Mitchell investigates the issue of women's employment rights.
The story of the struggle for women's rights.
Traditional and progressive views on women and work.
The political divide within feminism.
Ludovic Kennedy chairs a discussion on an historic day for women in Britain.
Surely the battle for women's liberation is now won?
Questioning the myths and realities of a woman's role in society.
Down with feminism!
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