International Woman’s Day 1997

A well-read copy of Marilyn French’s book “Beyond Power” (©MvdMeer)

Marking International Women’s Day 1997, Siren Song presenter Dheera Sujan speaks with two leading writers: Marilyn French (1929-2009), whose many thought-provoking books include “The Women’s Room” — a milestone of the women’s movement in the 1950’s — and Fay Weldon, who discusses the theme of revenge in her many novels. We also discuss a new Islamic trend in Turkey, whereby women are voluntarily wearing the veil.

Producer: Dheera Sujan

Broadcast: March 9, 1997