Women may be on the verge of economic equality, but liberation is a long way off. Feminist Germaine Greer says "It's time to get angry again." In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge, Germain Greer on freeing women's bodies. Also the story from the Sixties — of an underground feminist abortion service. And, a rape survivor's story.
Anthropologist Helen Fisher tells Jim Fleming that women do think differently than men and that the new global economy will provide an environment in which women will flourish. Fisher is the author of "The First Sex: The Natural Talents of Women and How They Are Changing the World."SEGMENT 2:
Radical Feminist Germaine Greer is back with a new book: "The Whole Woman." In her inimitable style, she tells Steve Paulson why in vitro fertilization is a rip-off; why teenagers shouldn't have sex involving penetration; and why the right to have an abortion is no victory. Also, Judith Strasser provides a commentary remembering what it was like to be a woman in the days when birth control was not legal and/or widely available. And, Laura Kaplan, author of "The Story of Jane: The Legendary Underground Feminist Abortion Service," tells Judith Strasser why "Jane" came into being, and how it operated.SEGMENT 3:
Patricia Francisco tells Judith Strasser about her rape at the age of twenty nine, and the devastating psychological effects it had on her years later. Her memoir is called "Telling."Cassette copies are available at 1-800-747-7444. Ask for program number 99-07-11-A.
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