Second Wave Feminism | The campaign for women's rights in the 1970s
CHANNEL | BBC 2
FIRST BROADCAST | 04 March 1975
DURATION | 11 minutes 29 seconds
In this extract from a current-affairs programme, Germaine Greer expresses her belief that lack of funding and apathy have undermined the impact of the UN's decision to name 1975 as International Women's Year. Greer also discusses the role of legislation in the battle for equality and the thorny issue of positive discrimination.
Since 1975, 8 March has been designated International Women's Day and is used as a focus point for the continuing struggle to achieve equality in countries around the world.
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'Have women really won equality?'
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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.
Germaine Greer considers the impact of an International Year for Women.
Ludovic Kennedy chairs a discussion on an historic day for women in Britain.
Surely the battle for women's liberation is now won?
Fifty years after women got the vote, how much has feminism really achieved?
Questioning the myths and realities of a woman's role in society.
Down with feminism!
An article in an Oxford University newspaper sparks controversy.
The story of one woman's personal campaign for equality.
'Everybody in our society, and in all societies, is woman-hating.'
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