Woman's Hour

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Weekend WH: Michel Roux Snr & Being normal

September 27th, 2014

Episode 7 of 985 episodes

The stand up comedian, actress and disability rights campaigner Francesca Martinez discusses why we all need to stand up to society’s unrealistic and damaging expectations of being normal. Is she right? As many young adults leave for university we ask what it’s like for the single parents experiencing ‘empty nest syndrome’. Lad culture on UK university campuses is rife according to research carried out by the National union of Students. So what is being done to combat it? We begin our series taking a closer look at the reasons and process of reporting historic sex crimes. We start with Debbie’s story. She was abused as a child and decided to report the sexual abuse in her forties. What does it mean to ‘dress normal’? Well that is what high street store Gap wants us to do. So what is Normcore and how easy is it to pull off the boring look? And Michel Roux Snr joins us to cook the perfect Ratatouille.

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