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WHNews: Spare Rib; Power List 2015; Wiki Gender Gap?

May 28th, 2015

Episode 252 of 985 episodes

As groundbreaking 70s magazine Spare Rib goes online, what will a new generation of feminists make of it? With the judging underway for the Woman's Hour 2015 Power List: Influencers, today we look at the way ideas are spread and how we are influenced by them. It's reported that women make up less than 10% of the those who edit Wikipedia - we discuss whether the gender gap influences the online encyclopedia's content. The role of mothers and their sons explored in Shakespeare's plays. What impact will the Fifa corruption scandal have on the Women's World Cup when it kicks off next month?

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