During the years of "desarrollismo" in Spain (1959-1975), the official discourse of the Franco regime on women remained in essence, despite the profound social changes experienced during those years. And while you are allowed access to a better education and the labour market (which in fact never gave up, because the woman has worked at all times), its linkage to the domestic sphere and motherhood was kept.
Against this, the ORTF programmes promoted a kind of morality very different to the imposed by Franco's regime, despite present themselves as female entertainment programs. The ORTF portrayed women as working person who occupied a place in public space, and not only in the home and family. Even the freedom in fashion and make-up was a reflection of the rest of freedoms enjoyed by women in France, in contrast to the oppressive moral nationalcatholic.
Similarly, these radio programmes highlighted the achievements obtained by very specific women throughout history and in very varied fields in certain sections. Not only in social, artistic and cultural, but also scientific areas almost always addressed through small biographies, interviews and reports. With a particularity: most identified women had as a common link added a strong gender equality claim, almost always ahead of its time. And although not be excessive emphasis on this important feature, was left at least Intuit underhand way.
Thus, together with relatively bland elements of this type of radio space, is brought information both historical nature news, hinting a demanding intent towards the importance of the female figure, with peculiridades with respect to the male but equally valid.
It should be noted that the feminist movement, as it is conceived today, was completed outline in the West at the beginning of the 1970s. But in 1975, declared by the UN "International year of women", when the feminist movement became visible in our country, although still a very minority. A heterogeneous, but essentially vindictive move towards gender equality. While it was waiting for the end of the process of transition to democracy that feminism win progressive support in our country.
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