Second Wave Feminism | The campaign for women's rights in the 1970s
CHANNEL | Radio 4
FIRST BROADCAST | 23 March 1992
DURATION | 7 minutes 37 seconds
Marilyn French, author of 'The Women's Room', talks to Jenni Murray about her latest book and the conclusions she has come to about the legacy of feminist campaigns since the 1960s. Her findings are rather sombre and not very hopeful.
The year this programme was broadcast, 1992, was also the year that Marilyn French was diagnosed with cancer. She overcame the illness in spite of a grim prognosis and survived until May 2009.
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'Have women really won equality?'
The 'Pussy Cat' women demonstrate how to be feminine again.
Will women's work always be underpaid and under-appreciated?
'The obvious first question is: liberation from what?'
It's more about changing the recipe of the cake than getting an equal slice.
'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.
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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