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Spare Rib Online, 2015 Power List, Wiki's Gender Gap?

May 28th, 2015

Episode 251 of 985 episodes

What impact will the Fifa corruption scandal have on the Women's World Cup when it kicks off next month? The groundbreaking 1970s magazine Spare Rib is now available online - we hear what a new generation of feminists makes of it. It's reported that women make up less than 10% of those who edit Wikipedia - we discuss whether the gender gap influences the online encyclopedia's content. With the judging underway for the Woman's Hour 2015 Power List: Influencers, today we look at the way ideas are spread and how we are influenced by them. The role of mothers and their sons explored in Shakespeare's plays. Presenter: Jenni Murray Producer: Anne Peacock.

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