Woman's Hour

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Rio 2016, Naked GB rugby team photo shoot, Why haute couture matters

August 6th, 2016

Episode 653 of 724 episodes

As the Olympics gets under way in Rio, we look at why Brazil is considered to be one of the most dangerous countries in the world for women. Plus we analyse the language of sport - why are men usually men and women, girls or ladies? The Great Britain's Women's Rugby team take part in a naked photo shoot, we ask; Is this empowering or demeaning? Prostitution or sex work? A former campaigner for decriminalisation in New Zealand decides it was not such a good idea. Plus, comedian Sofie Hagen winner of Best Newcomer at last years Fringe at the Edinburgh Festival talks about being a stand up who's an introvert and why she thinks it's okay to be a Guilty Feminist. We discuss the significance of the House of Dior hiring their first female creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri. And Coronation Street's Cherylee Houston speaks about Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome a rare condition affecting the human body's connective tissue, alongside . Ruth Baker who volunteers for the Ehlers-Danlos support UK and also suffers from EDS. Presented by Jenni Murray Producer: Rabeka Nurmahomed Editor: Beverley Purcell.

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