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Agyness Deyn Supermodel

Duration:
58 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 07 March 2012

Supermodel, Agyness Deyn, talks about making her debut on the London stage. Has feminism left men behind? Does child benefit actually get spent on the children - and will any changes be bad for mothers. Are the US Republican Presidential candidates waging a war on women' as they try to limit access to abortion and birth control. And as NME turns sixty - a celebration of the women who write about rock.

Producer; Ruth Watts
Presenter Jenni Murray.

Chapters

5 items
  • Reproductive Politics and the Republican Primaries

    To discuss, Jenni is joined by Dr Ellie Shermer, Paul Mellon Fellow of American History at the University of Cambridge, and by Felicity Spector, who writes about US affairs for Channel 4 News.

  • Agyness Deyn

    Agyness Deyn joins Jenni to talk about her transition from model to actor.

  • Woman & Music Journalism

    Jenni Murray is joined by NME Editor Krissi Murison; Lucy O’Brien, who was a journalist for the NME in the 80s; and artist Caroline Coon, who wrote for the Melody Maker in the 70s.

  • Has Feminism Left Men Behind?

    Jenni talks to Helen Lewis, Assistant Editor of The New Statesman, and to Tom Martin, who is currently suing LSE for sex discrimination and is founder of sexismbusters.org.

  • Child Benefit

    To discuss child benefit, Jenni is joined by Lindsay Judge Senior Policy and Research Officer at Child Poverty Action Group.

  • Reproductive Politics and the Republican Primaries

    With the battle of Super Tuesday now behind them, Republican candidates continue the contest for their party’s presidential nomination. But they and others on the right stand accused of opening up hostilities on another front – with a ‘war on women’, as the candidates and their party at national, state and local level seek to limit access to abortion and birth control. So why have reproductive rights moved front and centre in American politics? To discuss, Jenni is joined by Dr Ellie Shermer, Paul Mellon Fellow of American History at the University of Cambridge, and by Felicity Spector, who writes about US affairs for Channel 4 News.

  • Agyness Deyn

    Referred to as the new Kate Moss, supermodel Agyness Deyn was star of the catwalk, and then a few years ago she suddenly disappeared. Now making her first venture onto the stage in The Leisure Society at the Trafalgar Studios in London’s West End, Agyness has opened to good reviews. She joins Jenni to talk about her transition from model to actor.

  • Women & Music Journalism

    Today marks 60 years of that iconic British music publication, the NME, or New Musical Express. Published every Wednesday since 7 March 1952, music fans would wait religiously for each new edition, and during the 70s it became closely associated with punk rock, giving the Sex Pistols their first press coverage. They famously hired a young Julie Birchill after advertising for a pair of ‘hip young gunslingers’ to write about the punk scene, however back then female writers were very few and far between. Music journalism was long considered a very male domain, but now NME finally appointed its first female editor, when Krissi Murison took over the reins in 2009. So what is it like to work as a woman in music journalism, and how has this changed over the decades? Jenni Murray is joined by NME Editor Krissi Murison, by Lucy O’Brien, who was a journalist for the NME in the 80s, and by artist Caroline Coon, who wrote for the Melody Maker in the 1970s.

    She Bop and She Bop II by Lucy O'Brien are published by Bayou

  • Has Feminism Left Men Behind?

    John Rutherford argues in The New Statesman this week that the language of feminism fails to engage the support of men plunged into a ‘perpetual adolescence’ by economic and social inequalities. So how can feminism engage with men more successfully? Jenni talks to Helen Lewis, Assistant Editor of The New Statesman, and to Tom Martin, who is currently suing LSE for sex discrimination and is founder of sexismbusters.org.

  • Child Benefit

    As the Government decides how to modify its changes to child benefit, Jenni is joined by Lindsay Judge, Senior Policy and Research Officer at Child Poverty Action Group, to discuss what people spend child benefit on and a new report out today that argues that the changes are unfair to women.

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