"She Is Any Man's Equal"

EXHIBITION : WOMEN IN IRISH SOCIETY

About this Item

A 'Wednesday Report' looking at the status of women in Ireland in 1970.

  • Title
    The Status of Women
  • 1st Broadcast
    22/04/1970
  • Contributor
    Brian Cleeve (Reporter)
    John Williams (Director)
  • Clip Duration
    00:02:53
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    Wednesday Report
  • Clip title
    "She Is Any Man's Equal"
  • Extended description

    Shortly after the first Commission on the Status of Women was set up in  1970, RTÉ's  'Wednesday Report'  investigated the issue to see if women did in fact have the equal rights and status given to all citizens in the Irish constitution.

    In this clip, presenter Brian Cleeve meets Kay Wyer, who has risen from behind the desk to become assistant to the sales manager in a clothing factory. She talks about how she is treated by men in the work environment and how having to constantly prove herself may make her seem tough at work. She also has to involve her husband in domestic affairs more than would be normal for a woman who stays at home.

  • Information

    'Wednesday Report' was a weekly series presenting a report on and analysis of a matter of current public concern, at home or abroad. It was first broadcast in October 1969 and was presented by Patrick Gallagher, Howard Kinlay and Brian Cleeve.

    This 'Wednesday Report' was broadcast on 22 April 1970.

  • Local keywords
    Women, Equality, Workers, Education, Factories, Pay, Margaret MacCurtain, Kay Wyer, Mary Hilliard, Douglas Thornton, Monica McElroy, Michael Fogarty
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    Society and Social Issues
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ One
  • Production year
    1970
  • Country of production
    IRELAND
  • Original identifier
    P201/00070
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item colour
    Black and White
  • Item sound
    Stereo
  • Aspect ratio
    4:3
  • Language used
    English (eng)
  • Original language
    English (eng)
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