Woman's Hour

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The Singh twins, Rosa Parks, Breast reconstruction

November 27th, 2015

Episode 426 of 985 episodes

The 'past modern' artwork of The Singh Twins - Amrit and Rabindra Singh, identical sisters who are two of Britain's leading contemporary artists, but who prefer to be referred to as one. Their work is currently on display at the Tate Britain as part of the Artist and Empire exhibition. Civil Rights Movement - It is 60 years since African American Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat in the black section of a bus to a white man. Why aren't more of the women who played a pivotal role in the Civil Rights Movement well known? Crystal Sanders, assistant professor in history and African American studies at Penn State University joins Jenni. Breast Reconstruction - What happens when your appearance changes permanently because of breast cancer treatment? Sarah Jones, a Maxillofacial Prosthetist at Charing Cross Hospital creates artificial silicone nipples for women who have had a mastectomy. Joanna Franks is a Consultant Breast and Oncoplastic Surgeon at University College Hospital in London. Judith Sanitt chose to have breast reconstruction and Gilly Cant decided against it. Listener Week - Woman's Hour prepares for a whole week of programmes dedicated to listeners. Last year we heard from a woman struggling in her marriage because of her partner's addiction to pornography, a builder embarrassed to admit at work that he's a feminist and a teenager hoping to encourage a more positive attitude to looks on the internet. Who will join the programme in 2015? Presenter Jenni Murray.

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