Who Washes Your Socks?

EXHIBITION : WOMEN IN IRISH SOCIETY

About this Item

Following a letter of objection to an evening newspaper in 1964, 'Newsbeat' asks women if they wash the socks in their house.

  • Title
    Who Washes Your Socks?
  • 1st Broadcast
    07/10/1964
  • Contributor
    Des Keogh (Reporter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:03:29
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    Newsbeat
  • Clip title
    Who Washes Your Socks?
  • Extended description

    In response to a letter to an evening newspaper in 1964 from a woman who objects to washing her husband's socks, 'Newsbeat' reporter Des Keogh pays a visit to her hometown Donnycarney, Dublin, where he asks a number of women if they wash the socks in their house.

    Several women say they do them all by hand. A woman who puts them in the washing machine feels that the machine is doing the work. The final woman interviewed is the sister of the woman who wrote the letter. She asks the reporter about his own socks.

  • Information

    An item from the 'Newsbeat' programme broadcast on 7 October 1964.

  • Local keywords
    Women, Housewives, Equality, Marriage, Family, Dublin
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    Society and Social Issues
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ One
  • Production year
    1964
  • Country of production
    IRELAND
  • Original identifier
    P103/00064
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item colour
    Black and White
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Aspect ratio
    4:3
  • Language used
    English (eng)
  • Original language
    English (eng)
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