Woman's Hour - Love letters; Leveson Inquiry; fear of missing out; Power List - Expert Witness on female scie…
Celebrating, informing and entertaining women. Jenni Murray on love letters that come back to haunt you, and the risk of putting your love on the written line.
Presented by Jenni Murray. Mick Jagger's old flame, Marsha Hunt, is about to auction at Sotheby's the love letters he wrote to her in the summer of 69. When love letters can come back to haunt you, is declaring your love in writing still worth the risk? Feminist campaigners are closing in on the media - protesting against Page 3, offensive news coverage and the rarity of women on our screens and radios. What difference will the Leveson report make to the way the media treats women? Unlike disciplines such as physics, chemistry or engineering, where female students are thin on the ground, the number of women and men earning undergraduate degrees in the life sciences is evenly balanced, a trend that carries on into the PhD phase. But as you move up the academic career ladder the less visible women become. Professor Nancy Rothwell discusses who are the women scientists in the top jobs. And Jackie Malton, a former Detective Chief Inspector and the inspiration for the character of Jane Tennison in the TV drama Prime Suspect, considers how much power women wield in the police force? Do you follow complete strangers on Twitter? Constantly update your Facebook status and insist on sleeping with your smartphone next to your pillow? If the answer is yes, then you might be suffering from FOMO - the fear of missing out. Jenni speaks to a FOMO addict who says that women are particularly prone to this habit.
- Broadcast on BBC Radio 4, 10:00AM Fri, 30 Nov 2012
- Available until 12:00AM Thu, 1 Jan 2099
- First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 10:00AM Fri, 30 Nov 2012
- Duration 58 minutes