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17/09/2010

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Friday 17 September 2010

Presented by Jenni Murray. How easy is it being a girl entering your teens and the tallest in the class? Is being a tall girl a blessing or a curse? The Anti-Porn Men Project which launched this week is the brainchild of two young men who've grown up in the internet era with extreme pornographic images only a mouse click away. Maggie Smith-Bendell talks about growing up as a Romani gypsy in the 1940s and 1950s and the the case of Iranian woman, Farah Ghaemi, who for the past three years has been fighting a removal order from the Home Office.

Chapters

4 items
  • Farah Ghaemi

    Gerald Kaufman MP discusses the case of the Iranian woman facing deportation from the UK

  • Anti-Porn Men

    Matt McCormack Evans discusses why he set up The Anti-Porn Men Project with Sarah Berry, editor of Foreplay & Desire Presents Magazine.

  • Maggie Smith-Bendell

    Maggie Smith-Bendell talks about growing up as a Romani gypsy in the 1940s and 1950s

  • Tall girls

    Joanne Champion, founder of an online boutique for tall girls, and the Paediatric Endocrinologist Professor Peter Clayton, discuss what it's like to be head and shoulders above your classmates.

  • Tall girls

    The start of every new school year brings with it the obligatory posing for the class photo but, on height alone, did you ever end up on the centre spot of the back row? If so, you’ll no doubt feel for the American President’s twelve year old daughter Malia Obama, whose growth spurt over the summer to reach 5'9" did not escape press attention. Most young teenagers aspire only to blend in with their peers so how easy is it being a teenage girl and the tallest in the class? Jenni is joined by Joanne Champion who stands at 6'3" and is founder of the online boutique, Tall Girls.co.uk, and by Professor Peter Clayton, Paediatric Endocrinologist who specialises in treating growth, hormone and puberty disorders at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.

  • Anti-Porn Men

    The Anti-Porn Men Project was launched this week. It’s the brainchild of two young men Matt McCormack Evans and Jonathan Wragg. Both have grown up in the internet era with extreme pornographic images only a mouse click away and became increasingly uncomfortable with what they were seeing. To discuss the issues Jenni is joined by Matt McCormack Evans, founder of The Anti-Porn Men Project and Sarah Berry, editor of Foreplay & Desire Presents Magazines.

    The Anti-Porn Men Project
  • Maggie Smith-Bendell

    Maggie Smith-Bendell

    Photograph: 'Polly Frankham, me dad making pegs, me mam frying Joe Gray'



    "Rabbit Stew and a Penny or Two" is the autobiography of Maggie Smith-Bendell. Now in her late sixties, Maggie grew up part of the Romani Gypsy community in the 1940s & 50s before modernisation changed that lifestyle for ever. She joins Jenni to talk about what life was like for this community.


    "Rabbit Stew and a Penny or Two – A Gypsy Family’s Hard Times and Happy Times on the Road in the 1950s" by Maggie Smith-Bendell is published by Abacus on 16th September 2010, priced £5.99, ISBN 978-0-349-12361-5.

  • Farah Ghaemi

    Farah Ghaemi is an Iranian woman who's been living in Manchester for the past three years. She's been accused by the Iranian government of trying to distribute copies of The Satanic Verses and her supporters say she could face stoning if she is forced to return. Her case has been taken up by her local MP, Gerald Kaufman. He joins Jenni to explain why he believes she and her family Should be granted indefinite leave to stay in the UK.

    Website for Farah Ghaemi's Campaign

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