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Period photos on social media, School skirts a distraction? Anti-extremism

July 16th, 2015

Episode 300 of 722 episodes

An anti-extremism campaign has brought Yazidi Iraqi women to schools to talk about being captured by I.S. Baroness Nicholson, Founder of the Amar Foundation explains why she wants to help the women tell their story. Poet Rupi Kaur on posting an image on Instagram of a fully-clothed woman who had a small menstrual stain on her trousers. Distracting school uniform - A school has banned skirts because they are 'distracting' to male teachers and pupils. Jessica Ringrose, Professor of Gender at UCL talks to Jenni about the effect of telling girls their bodies are distracting. Pig farming - In 2002, Tracy Mackness was sentenced to 10 years in jail for plotting to smuggle 4 million pounds worth of drugs into the UK. But after leaving prison, Tracy turned her life around and became an award-winning pig farmer. Leeanne Coyle reports. The Green MP Caroline Lucas has presented a cross-party bill to Parliament which would make the teaching of personal, social and health education (PSHE) compulsory in all schools in England and Wales.