Woman's Hour - Angel Haze
Rapper Angel Haze. Why are political parties failing to attract and retain women? Plus how a portrait of the Wyndham Sisters inspired a historian to tell their story.
Rapper Angel Haze talks about about her troubled upbringing and how she's using her music to help others.
New research from Women for Refugee Women suggests that almost twenty per cent of women they interviewed who were seeking asylum said they had fled persecution on grounds of sexual orientation. They say that lesbian women face a number of obstacles when claiming asylum in the UK - largely around "proving" their sexuality within a systematic "culture of disbelief". We hear one woman's experience.
Anne Mc Intosh, de-selected by her constituency party last week, has become the fifth of 49 Tory women MPs voted into parliament in 2010 who won't be standing for the party next year. The week before last, Lord Rennard focused attention on the Liberal Democrats "problem with women". So what's happening?
Plus historian Claudia Renton on why the portrait of the Wyndham sisters by John Singer Sargent inspired her to find out more about the three aristocratic women with a privileged, bohemian upbringing. She tells Jane Garvey about her how she got under the skin of the sisters for her new book Those Wild Wyndhams.
Presented by Jane Garvey Produced by Beverley Purcell.