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Weekend WH: Sofie Grabol & Periods

January 31st, 2015

Episode 132 of 763 episodes

The Killing star Sofie Grabol talks about her new TV crime thriller Fortitude. The tennis player Heather Watson recently blamed ‘girl things’ for her disappointing performance at the Australian Open. So what are the knock on effects of our periods and why is there still so much taboo surrounding openly talking about it? Should juries be briefed on the myths about rape and sexual violence at the beginning of trails for sexual offences? Women have been persistently discriminated against in Saudi Arabia but now King Abdullah has died what is the situation facing women today? A new wave of websites and clubs are springing up to support women trying to cut down or give up the booze, but just how helpful are they? More women in the over 50s age range are being used to advertise big brand cosmetics. So are we seeing a change in attitude towards age and beauty or is this just another cynical marketing ploy? And we have a performance by the award winning poet Sabrina Mahfouz.

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