Music 101: second wave feminism

In honor of International Women’s Day (March 8),  Music 101 this week explores the history of the second wave of feminism through audio clips and songs. 

Also known as the Women’s Liberation Movement, the second wave of feminism began during the late 1960s and lasted into the early ’80s.

One song in particular was an anthem for Women’s Lib, “I Am Woman.” This week’s episode of Music 101 tells the story of how it became a hit under unlikely odds.

helen reddy i am woman album cover


Additional artists featured this week include:

  • Lesley Gore
  • Kitty Wells
  • Dolly Parton
  • Loretta Lynn
  • Patti Smith
  • X-Ray Spex 



In each episode of Music 101, your host Margot highlights a different chapter in music history, bringing you songs you love and the stories behind them.

Listen to Music 101 on the Colorado Sound every Sunday at 10am MT, with the same episode repeated Wednesday at 8pm MT.

You can also hear recent episodes on our Music 101 show page