Women Invade Men Only Bathing Place

Women protest at the Forty Foot, a traditional male only swimming point at Sandycove, Dublin. The group of protesting women call themselves, the Dublin City Women's Invasionary Force.

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Women protest at the Forty Foot, a traditional male only  swimming point at Sandycove, Dublin. The group of protesting women call themselves, the Dublin City Women's Invasionary Force.

FILM SHOWS: CU of sign saying, "Gentlemen's Bathing Place The Forty Foot".

Women sitting by the water in bathing suits hold placards saying, "Out from under into the swim! Women Swimming" and "The Forty Foot is for women too."

A woman standing holds a sign saying, "We'll fight on the beaches we'll win between the sheets"

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."

A man interviewed says that they don't rush into Dun Laoghaire golf club and say it should be open to everybody. "We don't rush into Telefís Éireann and say we should have our coffee in your canteen and so on. Why should we?"

A woman bather says, If it was a male only club to specifically exclude women simply because we are women thereby assuming we are inferior to men yes I would"

The reporter asks the same woman, "The men bathe nude here in the morning. Are you going to break in on them when they are swimming that way?"

The woman replies, "Well if it is a rule that they swim here nude before 9am yes. I mean we came into this world naked."

Reporter, "You would swim nude as well?"

Woman, "Yes I would."

VARIOUS SHOTS of men women and children swimming.

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A news report from RTÉ news first broadcast 20 July 1974.

Women protest at the Forty Foot, a traditional male only  swimming point at Sandycove, Dublin. The group of protesting women call themselves, the Dublin City Women's Invasionary Force.

FILM SHOWS: CU of sign saying, "Gentlemen's Bathing Place The Forty Foot".

Women sitting by the water in bathing suits hold placards saying, "Out from under into the swim! Women Swimming" and "The Forty Foot is for women too."

A woman standing holds a sign saying, "We'll fight on the beaches we'll win between the sheets"

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."

A man interviewed says that they don't rush into Dun Laoghaire golf club and say it should be open to everybody. "We don't rush into Telefís Éireann and say we should have our coffee in your canteen and so on. Why should we?"

A woman bather says, If it was a male only club to specifically exclude women simply because we are women thereby assuming we are inferior to men yes I would"

The reporter asks the same woman, "The men bathe nude here in the morning. Are you going to break in on them when they are swimming that way?"

The woman replies, "Well if it is a rule that they swim here nude before 9am yes. I mean we came into this world naked."

Reporter, "You would swim nude as well?"

Woman, "Yes I would."

VARIOUS SHOTS of men women and children swimming.

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Title Women Invade Male Bathing Resort
Title in English Women Invade Male Bathing Resort
Series title RTÉ News
Series title in English RTÉ News
Clip title Women Invade Men Only Bathing Place
Provider RTÉ
Publisher / broadcaster RTÉ
Broadcast date 20/07/1974
Production year 1974
First broadcast channel RTÉ
Country of production IRELAND
Contributor -
Genre News
Topic Society and social issues
Thesaurus terms Women, Equality
Keywords Women, Protests, Equality, Swimming, Sandycove, Dublin
Geographical coverage Ireland
Original language English
Language used English
Subtitle language -
Material type Video
Item type Part/extract
Item duration 01:45
Item colour Black & White
Item sound Mono
Aspect ratio 4:3
Filename drlaweb_20111006_news_women40ft_000145_n201_0074d_19740720.mp4
Identifier EUS_1D857026D197488C9D7BDC7FFBD0A8C2
Original identifier N201/0074D
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