Woman's Hour

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Weekend WH: Spare Rib & Life Post Parliament

May 30th, 2015

Episode 256 of 985 episodes

Women’s campaigner Mona Eltahawy discusses why she wants women of the Middle East to be immodest, rebel and disobey. The feminist magazine Spare Rib ran for 21 years. Now all 239 issues are being made available online by the British Library. We hear from its co-founder on how the magazine became an icon for the women’s liberation movement. What is life like post parliament? Glenda Jackson, Jo Swinson and Mary Macleod talk about life after the 2015 election. Last Saturday the Republic of Ireland made history by becoming the first nation to legalise same sex marriage by popular vote. But does the yes vote signal a shift to greater social change? More than seven million people have viewed a TED talk by American performer Amanda Palmer called the ‘Art of Asking’. She explains why so many of us find it hard to ask for what we want.

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