Second Wave Feminism | The campaign for women's rights in the 1970s
CHANNEL | BBC 1
FIRST BROADCAST | 19 November 1980
DURATION | 6 minutes 19 seconds
A campaign by feminists to 'reclaim the night' and make the streets of Oxford safer for female students is mocked by 'Cherwell', the Oxford University student newspaper. To add insult to injury, the paper refuses to withdraw the offending article, resulting in a call for its ban. Most surprising is the writer's identity, which adds to the furore in this male-dominated environment.
Cherwell, named after a river in Oxford, is the independent student newspaper of Oxford University and was founded in 1920. It has continued since then as a weekly publication during term-time.
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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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