Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Maureen Dowd blows the myth that Marilyn Monroe was a dumb blonde. The government's vowed to assist 120,000 "troubled families" - the End Violence Against Women Coalition voices concerns the role of violence in families isn't being taken seriously enough. Cook the Perfect...Mayonnaise with Arabella Boxer. A listener asks for advice after her daughter self-harms, we talk to some experts. And historian Diane Atkinson on her latest book. It's about socialite Caroline Sheldon, accused of a Criminal Conversation with PM Lord Melbourne, she went on to fight for the rights of women in Marriage.
Presented by Jenni Murray.
Produced by Jane Thurlow.