Woman's Hour

BBC Radio 4

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Saudi women - historic first vote in elections

November 18th, 2015

Episode 420 of 985 episodes

As Saudi women prepare to vote and stand in local elections for the first time next month, Rothna Begum of Human Rights Watch explains what this historic moment means for women in the region. Plus, women in jazz - why are they so much more likely to be a singers than musicians? Pianist and composer Zoe Rahman and big band leader Issie Barratt share their insider views. And Mirror Mirror - we continue our special look at appearance. Getting ready - in the first of a series talking to different women about how they get dressed to go out and why, we speak to 16 year old Londoner, Hannah. And the science of visual attractiveness - why do we find someone beautiful, what's the biological and psychological explanation behind all this, and how have our perceptions of physical beauty changed over time? Carmen Lefevre of University College London and art historian Lucinda Hawkesley tell all.

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