Woman's Hour

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Weekend Woman's Hour: Nigella Lawson, Geena Davis, Sexism in nightclubs

October 10th, 2015

Episode 386 of 721 episodes

Nigella Lawson discusses food and pleasure with fellow food writers Diana Henry and Bee Wilson. Lorraine Candy from Elle magazine and Lisa Smorsarski of Stylist on the growing appetite for feminist content in women's glossy magazines. Are nightclubs guilty of misogynoir? Reni Eddo Lodge and Salika Miller discuss racism, colourism and sexism and why it can be so difficult to challenge such discrimination. The award winning actor Geena Davis, best known for her role in the ultimate female road trip movie Thelma and Louise, on her career and campaign to improve the representation of women in films. Student mental health: Ruth Caleb, Head of the Counselling Service at Brunel University and Nicola Byrom, founding director of Student Minds talk about why some students struggle at university and what services are on offer to help them. And poets Ruth Padel and Helen Mort, along with Andrew Marr, celebrate women poets for National Poetry Day.