Second Wave Feminism | The campaign for women's rights in the 1970s

The Long March of Everywoman

The story of the struggle for women's rights.

CHANNEL | Radio 3

FIRST BROADCAST | 30 September 1973

DURATION | 59 minutes 42 seconds

FIRSTBROADCAST

1973

Synopsis

Margaret Howard traces the history of the progress of women's rights in Britain with illustrations from literature and music, using examples from sources as diverse as Chaucer and John Lennon. The programme includes interviews with activists talking about current problems and looks at the prospects for the new Green Paper on equal opportunities.

Did you know?

The equal opportunities Green Paper was drawn up in 1973 to address issues arising out of the 1970 Equal Pay Act, which didn't tackle the problem of women having access to the same jobs as men. It resulted in the Sex Discrimination Act, which ruled that jobs couldn't be advertised along gender lines and allowed for equal access to mortgages, insurance and grants, but not pensions. It also saw the establishment of the Equal Opportunities Commission.

Contributors

Presenter
Jane Arden
Contributor
Ronald M Bell
Contributor
Rosie Boycott
Contributor
Robert Carr
Contributor
Anna Coote
Contributor
Pat De Wet
Contributor
Contributor
Willie Hamilton
Contributor
Alison Lyons
Contributor
Erin Pizzey
Contributor
Jill Tweedie
Contributor
Bronwyn Williams
Contributor
David Wilmot
Contributor

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