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On the French Fringe - 4. False Beards and Feminists

Kirsty Lang and Lucy Ash meet female authors, magazine editors and activists wearing false beards, who tell them that feminism in France is still very much a fringe affair.

In the wake of the Dominique Strauss-Kahn scandal which rocked France, Lucy Ash and Kirsty Lang find out how feminism in France is still very much a fringe affair. They meet some female French authors to discuss how language influences the way men and women relate to each other. Why did France's obsession with the perfect female form drive one writer to turn her heroine into a pig? And at some personal risk, they take part in an intervention staged by women wearing false beards.

  • Broadcast on BBC Radio 4, 1:45PM Thu, 22 Nov 2012
  • Available until 12:00AM Thu, 1 Jan 2099
  • First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 1:45PM Thu, 22 Nov 2012
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  • Duration 15 minutes

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