Women invade a swimming point traditionally for men only.
- Title Women Invade Male Bathing Resort
- 1st Broadcast 20/07/1974
- Clip Duration 00:01:45
- Material Type Video
- Series title RTÉ News
- Clip title "The Forty Foot is for Women Too"
- Extended description
In 1974 a group of protesting women invaded the Forty Foot, a swimming point traditionally for men only at Sandycove in Dublin.
This RTÉ News report shows the Dublin City Women's Invasionary Force swimming in the water and protesting on the shore with placards. Slogans include "The Forty Foot is for women too".
An angry male swimmer tells the RTÉ crew to leave the area and says "there was a time when no self-respecting women would be in here anyway." Another man points out that they don't rush into Dun Laoghaire golf club and say it should be open to everybody.
Women have swum at the Forty Foot ever since this protest.
A RTÉ News report. It was first broadcast on 20 July 1974.
- Local keywords Women, Protests, Equality, Swimming, Sandycove, Dublin
- Geographical coverage Ireland
- Topic Society and Social Issues
- First broadcast channel RTÉ One
- Production year 1974
- Country of production IRELAND
- Original identifier N201/0074D
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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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