Woman's Hour

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Men and feminism; Symphysiotomy; Why wills divide families

December 5th, 2014

Episode 76 of 722 episodes

The extraordinary life of female aviator Sheila Scott, who was the first woman to fly around the world in a light aircraft. The Irish Government has announced that it will be giving payments to some women who underwent a process during child birth called symphysiotomy, a surgical procedure involving sawing through a woman's pelvic bone to deliver her baby. But are these women being offered a fair deal? Men in the feminist movement; we ask if there is a place for them. And why do wills have the power to destroy families? We hear from people whose lives have been derailed by a family dispute over inheritance.