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False Beards and Feminists

Episode 4 of 5

15 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 22 November 2012

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.



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