Woman's Hour

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WHNews: Julia Gillard; Ruby Tandoh; politics of driving

September 30th, 2014

Episode 10 of 724 episodes

Julia Gillard joins Jane to talk about the pressures of leading a nation, the now infamous anti-misogyny speech directed at her opposition leader, Tony Abbott, and her motivation in publicly dissecting such a turbulent period in her political life. Ruby Tandoh, former contestant in the 2013 Great British Bake Off, talks about baking and banana bread; Woman's Hour has been to a fringe event at the Conservative Party Conference on 'what women want' looking at the key issues facing older women, especially those struggling with caring responsibilities. Who takes the wheel in your relationship? And does literally being in the driving seat reveal something more profound about who's in control? Official statistics show that men are still more likely to be the main driver of a household car. But why? And Jane talks to Holly Jarrett from Canada who has started a petition calling for a public inquiry into why indigenous women are so much more likely to be killed or go missing.

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