Wednesday, October 05, 2005

No Place for a Woman

I'm listening to the kqed radio presentation of the American Radio Works program "No Place for a Woman" I was a young woman during the age of the ERA and this program reminds me of what the Woman's Liberation movement was working to accomplish. It's a must hear program. Here's the blurb:

No Place for a Woman -- The work was hard and dirty. Men told them to go home. But they needed the money, and were too proud to quit. In the 1970s and '80s, as women around the country began taking jobs once reserved for men, a few started driving trucks and digging iron ore in northern Minnesota's enormous pit mines. This new documentary tells the story of the women who fought to prove themselves at the mines, and the women who still work there. Through dozens of interviews with men and women who worked in the pits and processed the ore, the documentary brings to life a moment in time when the workplace changed forever.

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