Second Wave Feminism

The 1960s may have brought the pill and the sexual revolution but as the 1970s dawned equality of the sexes was still a long way off. Women could be paid less than a man for doing the same job, posts were advertised by gender and 'sexual harassment' was an unknown term.

No wonder then that the 1970s saw the self-titled second wave feminists motivated to abolish sexism wherever they found it. This collection of television and radio programmes remembers some of the major feminist thinkers of those years and highlights the issues they addressed and attitudes they contested.

University equality debate, 1963
video
A Woman's World, 1966
video
Dagenham women's strike, 1968
video
Pussy Cat Club, 1970
video
Selma James: Our Time Is Coming, 1971
video
Analysis - Sisterhood is Powerful, 1971
audio
Sexual Politics author Kate Millett, 1971
audio
Coffee bar ban on women, 1971
video
Sex discrimination at work, 1972
video
The Long March of Everywoman, 1973
audio
Women at Work - The Lesser Half, 1974
video
Political divide in feminism, 1974
video
International Women's Year, 1975
video
Women: Which Way Now? - 1975
video
Start the Week - Betty Friedan, 1977
audio
Feminism after 50 years of suffrage, 1978
video
A Woman's Place? - A Man's World, 1978
video
Down with feminism! - 1978
video
Outrage at student paper story, 1980
video
Bella the welder, 1989
video
Woman's Hour - Marilyn French, 1992
audio

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