Woman's Hour

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Weekend WH: Dame Vivienne Westwood & Supergrans

October 18th, 2014

Episode 29 of 985 episodes

Dame Vivienne Westwood talks about punk, politics and a career that has spanned five decades. Technology giants Facebook and Apple are to help female employees in the US to pay for the cost of freezing their eggs. So does this level the playing field for women who want to delay motherhood until their career is further advanced or does this make a problem out of women having children? Are our murder laws sexist? New research seems to suggest that courts are more lenient on a man who kills his partner when she’s cheated on him. The children’s author Kate Saunders discusses her new book – a sequel to E Nesbit’s ‘5 Children and It’. The actor Gemma Arterton tells us about her starring role in the new West end musical Made in Dagenham. The poverty blogger Linda Tirado discusses her rise to fame after her blog on being poor went viral. And how easily can powerful women combine a demanding job with being a hands-on grandmother?

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