Malala Yousafzai tells us about her new book highlighting the stories of girls around the world who find themselves refugees.
It was revealed this week that West Midlands Police failed to record more than 16,000 violent and sexual crimes. So how big is the problem of unrecorded sex crimes and what can the 43 forces in England and Wales do about it? We hear from Katie Russell the national spokesperson for Rape Crisis and Zoe Billingham an Inspector with HM Inspectorate.
Marin Alsop is a leader in the conducting field and number 8 on the Woman’s Hour Powerlist 2018. She tells us how she is supporting young women in the field of classical music.
What is casual feminism? MP Jess Phillips used the term about Sir Andy Murray after he revealed he may not be able to continue his tennis career because of injury. Jess and Sunday Times journalist Rebecca Myers discuss the phrase.
Women working from home has a long and varied history, from lace making, fur pulling to conference calls and social media management. Photographer Leonora Saunders and Historian Helen McCarthy discuss their exhibition in Leeds called Imagining Women’s Home-Work.
Jasmin Paris entered the record books as the first woman to win The Spine Race. It begins in Derbyshire and ends on the Scottish border. She tells us how she managed to break the record by 12 hours and why she had to express milk for her young daughter along the way.
Everyone from Emma Watson and Emma Thompson have been photographed wearing trainers on the red carpet and even to Buckingham Palace. Is it acceptable to wear trainers everywhere and why are so many women choosing to wear them? We hear from podiatrist Emma Supple and the Senior Editor at the Telegraph Victoria Moss.
Presented by Jenni Murray
Produced by Rabeka Nurmahomed
Edited by Jane Thurlow
Interviewed guest: Malala Yousafzai
Interviewed guest: Kate Russell
Interviewed guest: Zoe Billingham
Interviewed guest: Marin Alsop
Interviewed guest: Jess Phillips
Interviewed guest: Rebecca Myers
Interviewed guest: Helen McCarthy
Interviewed guest: Leonora Saunders
Interviewed guest: Jasmin Paris
Interviewed guest: Emma Supple
Interviewed guest: Victoria Moss
The Women's March, Film Classification, Jasmin Paris
Women are marching around the world this weekend. It's the third Women’s March. The first one was in 2017. The march's slogan has been ‘Women’s Rights are Human Rights’, but how has the message changed and evolved since it started? There are also reported divisions within the movement so how has that affected its reputation and impact?
Any film showing sexual violence will now get at least a 15 rating rather than a 12 or a 12A. This follows a survey of more than 10,000 people by The British Board of Film Classification. It was the highest area of concern for both young people and parents. We discuss the research with Lucy Brett, Head of Education at the BBFC and Dr Fiona Vera-Gray who is Assistant Prof of Sociology at Durham University plus a Trustee of End Violence Against Women.
Jasmin Paris is the first woman to win The Spine Race along the Pennine Way. It’s one of the world’s toughest endurance races. It’s gruelling and nearly 300 miles long. She broke the record by 12 hours AND expressed milk for her baby along the way. So how did she do it?
The shops are full of unicorns! So is fashion, and the mythical creature has even made it into regular political parlance. So where has the trend come from and why has it taken off in the way it has. Natural historian Natalie Lawrence and trend forecaster Geraldine Wharry join Jenni to discuss.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, family secrets, Voyeurism Bill, comfy shoes
Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the most senior liberal justice on the US Supreme Court. She is also 85 and in the past two months has fractured three ribs and had two cancerous nodules removed from her left lung. She has become a popular cultural icon, affectionately nicknamed the 'Notorious RBG@. BBC correspondent Rajini Vaidyanathan and Dr Melissa Milewski discuss the woman who is seen to hold the balance of power on the Supreme Court. We hear the first in a new series about the burden of keeping the family secret. Wera Hobhouse MP and Gina Martin discuss the Voyeurism Bill that is set to become law and how it will tackle up-skirting. And with sales of high heels in decline, we consider the appeal of comfy shoes.
Life and legacy of socialist Rosa Luxemberg. Casual feminists. Losing your virginity.
In January 1919 the Spartacus League attempted to overthrow the German government. It was a short-lived revolutionary bid and its two leaders were brutally murdered and dumped in a Berlin river. One of those leaders was Rosa Luxemburg, a Polish Jew by background, a late comer to feminism, and a committed revolutionary socialist who appeared to foresee the dangers of the Russian Revolution. Yesterday marks the 100th anniversary of her death. Professor Jacqueline Rose joins us to discuss her life, her letters and her legacy.
West Midlands Police has failed to record over 16,000 violent and sexual crimes. That’s according to Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary who describe it as “inadequate”. The wording in its report out this week is strong, stating “Too often the force is still failing victims of crime, including domestic abuse victims”. So how big is the problem of unrecorded crime and what can the 43 forces in England and Wales do to improve it?
More than half of women are losing their virginity before they are ready according to a new study from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. what impact does that have on our well being and health and our whole attitude to sex..
Following Andy Murray’s emotional press conference last week when he suggested he might retire soon, Jess Phillips MP tweeted; “Great player, normal bloke, and best of all casual feminist.” The tweet went viral, with followers expressing approval for the term and nominating other casual feminists. So what is a casual feminist?
Presenter Jenni Murray
Producer Beverley Purcell
Guest; ZOE BILLINGHAM.
Guest; KATIE RUSSELL
Guest; Prof. KAYE WELLINGS
Guest; REBECCA MYERS,
Guest; JESS PHILLIPS MP.
Guest; Prof JACQUELINE ROSE
Parenting: Family stress
If you’ve already got two children out of bed this morning, washed, teeth brushed, dressed, breakfasted and off to school and then set about doing whatever’s necessary for you, the concept of a stress-free family life may seem somewhat alien. And it’s not only hard to imagine if your children are young. The same stresses can be present if the grown ups can’t afford their own place and come back home. Two books have been published which propose assistance. Dr Rangan Chattergee has written The Stress Solution. Dr Genevieve von Lob is the author of Happy Parent Happy Child – a 10 step plan for a stress free family life. They join Jenni to discuss tips for de-stressing.