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Weekend WH: Julia Gillard & Male contraceptives

October 4th, 2014

Episode 14 of 759 episodes

Australia’s first female leader Julia Gillard on the pressures of leading a nation, and her motivation in publicly dissecting such a turbulent period in her political life. The invention of the contraceptive pill changed the world and women’s place in it forever. We discuss whether the introduction of an equivalent contraceptive for men will have similarly far reaching consequences? We find out why it is being suggested that divorcing couples avoid new relationships until after their divorce settlement. Why are women disproportionately affected by Ebola? Has university life always been blighted by some form of misogyny? National Union of Student presidents from the nineties, noughties and current day give us their view. How well do you really know your partner? That’s the question at the heart of the new film Gone Girl. So how much do we adapt our behaviour and edit our pasts in order to appeal to our lover?

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