Woman's Hour

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Cherylee Houston, Julie Burchill, Refuges, Horror Films

August 4th, 2016

Episode 651 of 724 episodes

Cherylee Houston, who stars in this week's 15 minute drama on Radio 4, and Ruth Baker who both have Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, which results in hypermobility and a variety of other symptoms, talk about living with EDS. Author and journalist Julie Burchill starts a series of columns on over-rated virtues with her views on loyalty and her motto 'no loyalty given or expected'. On the eve of the Olympics in Rio, campaigner Ani Hao talks about why Brazil is one of the most dangerous countries in which to be a woman. Campaigners say new changes to housing benefit will force the closure of refuges for women fleeing domestic violence. Jess Phillips MP and Charlotte Kneed, the manager of a refuge in Surrey, want the government to re-think the policy and make women's refuges exempt. The Final Girls is a screening series focused on exploring feminist themes in horror cinema, organiser Anna Bogutskaya and Dr Alison Peirse, from the University of York discuss reclaiming the horror genre.

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