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06/07/2012

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58 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 06 July 2012

Presenter Jenni Murray. In a joint project with Radio 5Live's Men's Hour, Woman's Hour discusses sex after childbirth. A new exhibition in Manchester looks at the temperance movement and Jenni talks to its curator - Dr Annemarie McCallister - about the role that women and children played in trying to persuade the men to avoid 'the demon drink'. Bel Mooney talks about what to do the day your ex gets remarried and food historian Ivan Day looks at condiments.

Chapters

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  • John and Penny Clough

    John and Penny Clough join Jenni to talk about their daughter - who was killed by her ex-partner when he was on bail for raping her - and how they've been campaigning to change the law.

  • Women and the Temperance Movement

    Anne Marie McAllister - the curator of the new exhibition, Demon Drink? Temperance And The Working Class - joins Jenni to discuss women and the temperance movement.

  • What to do the day your ex re-marries?

    Jenni explores suggestions sent in by listeners with the columnist Bel Mooney, who herself underwent the experience five years ago.

  • Sex After Childbirth

    To discuss sex after childbirth, Jenni talks to sex and relationship coach Rachel Foux; Sally Overhead, who has five children under six; and to Valerie O’Riordan, whose daughter is 15 months old.

  • What to do the day your Ex re-marries?

    There was a time you thought it would never, ever happen so what do you do on the day your Ex gets married again? Jenni explores suggestions sent in by listeners with the columnist Bel Mooney who herself underwent the experience five years ago.

  • Women and the Temperance Movement

    Women and the Temperance Movement

    In 1832, the British temperance movement was founded in the North West of England when a local cheesemonger became the first person in the UK to sign the pledge and announce that he would abstain from alcohol. His name was Joseph Livesey and in future years he was to describe his home town of Preston as ‘the Jerusalem of the teetotal movement’. Nowadays, that 19th century temperance movement has an austere, life-denying image. But a new exhibition in Manchester seeks to challenge that view. At the height of its popularity, the temperance movement had over 6 million members in the UK – half of whom were children – and women had a big part to play in trying to persuade the country not to fall victim to the ‘Demon Drink’. Anne Marie McAllister, the curator of the new exhibition - Demon Drink? Temperance and the Working Class – joins Jenni to discuss women and the temperance movement.

    Demon Drink? Temperance and the Working Class is at The People’s History Museum in Manchester until the 24th February 2013.

    The People’s History Museum
  • John and Penny Clough

    In July 2010, Jane Clough was stabbed to death by her ex-partner Jonathan Vass. At the time, he was facing 9 charges of raping her but once he'd been given a life sentence for murder, the rape charges were put on file. Following a campaign by Jane’s parents, the Director of Public Prosecutions Kier Starmer yesterday issued changes to DPP guidelines so that where there is a rape in context to a murder, the rape can be prosecuted. This is not the first time that John and Penny Clough have taken on the legal establishment. In February this year, their campaign to change the bail law resulted in the House of Lords backing a legal amendment that means the CPS can now challenge bail decisions. Jonathan Vass was on bail at the time of Jane’s murder - despite the fact that he had a history of domestic violence. John and Penny join Jenni to talk about their daughter, their successful campaigning and about the battles they are still fighting in her name.

    Justice for Jane
  • Sex After Childbirth

    In those chaotic weeks following the birth of a baby, there are many things making demands on a mother's time and attention. So, in the melee of sleepless nights, leaking breasts and nappy changing, just how important is a sex life? Midwives usually say women can start having sex again at six weeks but is this realistic? And is it fair for a man to expect sex when his partner is feeling exhausted, over-weight and sore? To discuss the topic, Woman’s Hour has teamed up with Radio 5Live’s Men’s Hour. Jenni talks to sex and relationship coach Rachel Foux. They are joined by Sally Overhead (who has five children under the age of six)and by Valerie O’Riordan (whose daughter is 15 months old). Men’s Hour presenter Tim Samuels will be talking to young dads on Sunday and he’ll also be joined by Dr Mark Hamilton.

    ‘Men’s Hour’ is broadcast on Sunday evening on Radio 5Live at 9pm.

    Mojo Mums

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