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23/08/2010

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Monday 23 August 2010

Raunch culture: Is there too much sex in pop music? Mike Stock, of 80s pop production outfit Stock, Aitken & Waterman, claims pop music has become so sexualized that mothers don't want to let young children watch it any more. Karate Kid is currently on at cinemas across the country, re-telling the tale of a 12-year-old American boy who masters the art of Karate under the strict supervision of a Master in Beijing. What role can the discipline and rigour often found in sport and music offer children and what lessons can it teach us for later life? The Fawcett Society has filed papers with the High Court seeking a Judicial Review of the Government's emergency budget. The women's rights group believes that the Coalition Government should have assessed whether its budget proposals would increase or reduce inequality between the genders.
And, we hear a report about one woman's return to Afghanistan.
Presented by Jane Garvey.

Chapters

4 items
  • SEXUALISED POP MUSIC TODAY V INNOCENCE OF 80s POP

    Mike Stock claims pop music is more sexual now than it used to be. Jane discusses with Mike Stock, music historian Lucy O’Brien, and blogger Laurie Penny.

  • FAWCETT LEGAL CHALLENGE TO BUDGET

    The Fawcett Society's Chief Executive Ceri Goddard about the impact the budget will have on women.

  • RETURN TO KABUL

    Meena Baktash from the BBC’s Pashto and Dari Service grew up in Kabul in the 70s in very different times. She recently returned to record a documentary for the BBC World Service.

  • Benefits of Discipline

    What role can discipline offer children? Jane discusses with Hannah Beharry, England’s No.1 female boxer, and Dr Aric Sigman, psychologist.

  • Is there too much sex in pop music?

    Mike Stock, of 80s pop production outfit Stock, Aitken & Waterman, claims pop music has become so sexualized that mothers don’t want to let young children watch it any more. He blames the rise of pop videos which use overly sexualized images to sell their product. But is it true that pop music is more sexual now than it used to be? And if so, is it really harmful for young people? Jane discusses the rise of raunchy pop with Mike Stock, music historian Lucy O’Brien, and blogger Laurie Penny.

  • Fawcett legal challenge to the Budget

    The Fawcett Society has filed papers with the High Court seeking a Judicial Review of the Government’s emergency budget. The women’s rights group believes that the coalition government should have assessed whether its budget proposals would increase or reduce inequality between the genders. Jane talks to the Fawcett Society's Chief Executive Ceri Goddard about the impact the budget will have on women’s personal finances, how future cuts to public spending might affect the jobs women do, and what they'd like the government to do about it.

    The Fawcett Society
  • Return to Kabul

    Next year will mark the 10th anniversary of the fall of the Taleban in Afghanistan. 2011 is also the year that the US has pledged to start withdrawing its troops from the country. Meena Baktash from the BBC’s Pashto and Dari Service grew up in Afghanistan in Kabul in the 70s, in very different times. She recently went back to Kabul to record a documentary for the BBC World Service – she wanted to try and understand the real cost of the wars there on her family, and her home town.

  • Kung Fu – could we all use the discipline?

    Karate Kid, out in cinemas now, re-tells the story of a 12-year-old American boy who learns Karate under the strict supervision of a Master in Beijing. The film promotes the benefits that discipline and focus can bring to children, including respect for themselves and others. Hannah Beharry, England’s number 1 female boxer at 48 kg, and Dr Aric Sigman, psychologist and author of The Spoilt Generation, join Jane to discuss the effect that intense training in sport and music can have on a young mind.

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