Woman's Hour

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Weekend Woman's Hour: The Influence of Taylor Swift; Sue Lloyd-Roberts

June 27th, 2015

Episode 283 of 726 episodes

We discuss the influence and appeal of Taylor Swift. How are girls learning about periods? With apps that monitor menstrual cycles and vlogs offering advice how accurate is this information and who should be giving girls advice about starting periods? Sue Lloyd-Roberts is an award winning journalist and reporter who has often risked her safety to shine a light on human right abuses. She became ill in January this year with a blood disorder that had developed into leukaemia, she talks about coping with her illness, and some of her reporting highlights. A new advertising campaign is being launched to make parents more aware of the dangers their children can face online. But why do so few parents use parental controls? Sarah Vine is one of a long line of female columnists on the Daily Mail. She tells us about her career and the role of the columnist and her marriage to Justice Secretary Michael Gove. How do we engage girls in engineering and retain those already in the field? We hear from Tamsin Smith a Marine Engineer about her experiences at sea. And what's the best way to survive a festival when you've got a baby in tow? Presenter: Jane Garvey Producer: Rabeka Nurmahomed.

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