Woman's Hour

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The madness of modern parenting; What's wrong with being 'girly'?

December 9th, 2014

Episode 80 of 985 episodes

What are the realities of part-time working at low pay? Can you still get promoted when you're part time? Jane Garvey is joined by Senior Equality Policy Officer with the TUC, Sally Brett and the Executive Director of Adnams, Karen Hester to find out what is it really like on flexible hours. Dame Judi Dench turns 80 today; we celebrate with a Woman's Hour Archive interview from 1967. Chef Margarita Arronte cooks the perfect enchiladas. Zoe William's discusses her new book "The Madness of Modern Parenting", which explores why today's parents make such an almighty fuss about everything from breastfeeding to education, and we ask what's wrong with our daughters wanting to be 'girly'?

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