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WHNews: Debbie Harry and Chris Stein; Gender Pay Gap; Criminalising Paying for Sex; How to Talk About Poor Performance

November 11th, 2014

Episode 52 of 721 episodes

Debbie Harry and Chris Stein met forty years ago in New York and formed the band Blondie. They talk about their music, relationship and a new exhibition 'Me, Blondie and the Advent of Punk'. The Equal Pay Act was passed in 1970, but women's earnings continue to be significantly lower than men's. What's the reason this inequality persists and what should be done about it? On Tuesday an amendment to the Modern Slavery Bill, making it a crime to pay for sex, will be debated in the House of Commons. What impact could a change in the law have for those working in the sex industry? And, as Dilma Rousseff enters her second term as the President of Brazil, we look at what she's achieved and why opinion about her is so divided.