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Hillsborough campaigners, universal credit, hysteria

Duration:
58 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 17 September 2012

Margaret Aspinall and Jenni Hicks talk to Jane about their campaign for justice on Hillsborough, universal credit and the critics who argue it could damage women's financial independence, why we're still fascinated by the notion of hysteria, and performance from female vocalist Kimbra.
Presented by Jane Garvey
Producer: Kirsty Starkey.

Chapters

4 items
  • Hillsborough mothers

    Margaret Aspinall and Jenni Hicks both lost their children at that football match. As Chair and Deputy Chair of the Hillsborough Family Support Group they join Jane to discuss.

  • Hysteria

    A new film Hysteria examines vibrators and hysteria in women. How common was intimate massage by doctors in the 19th century? The historian of sexuality Lesley Hall and Lisa Appignanesi discuss.

  • Universal Credit

    Some groups are worried that Universal Credit could remove financial independence from women, Fran Bennett, Women's budget Group and Dr Samantha Callan, Centre for Social Justice.

  • Kimbra

    Kimbra provided the female vocal on the haunting and chilly “Someone That I Used to Know” by Gotye, which was number one in the UK for four weeks in March. She sings live from her new album “Vows”.

  • Hillsborough Mothers

    On April 15, 1989, 96 people lost their lives at the FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest. For 23 years the families of those who died have fought for the truth of what happened that day to be acknowledged and made public. After 3 years and 450,000 official documents, the Hillsborough Independent Panel have now exposed what newspapers are calling ‘the biggest cover-up in history’ in the UK. Jane is joined by Margaret Aspinall and Jenni Hicks, who both lost their children at that football match, and who, as Chair and Deputy Chair of the Hillsborough Family Support Group, have campaigned all these years to ensure justice is done. We ask them whether their work is now finished and if the revelations bring some kind of closure for them.

    Hillsborough Family Support Group
  • Hysteria

    The role of the electronic massage vibrator as a device to treat Victorian women for hysteria is the subject of a new Rom Com. The film ‘Hysteria’ is set in nineteenth century London.. and based on the invention of Mortimer Granville. But how common was intimate massage by doctors at the time? Jane talks to historian of sexuality and Wellcome Archivist Lesley Hall, and also Lisa Appignanesi, author of Mad Bad and Sad: A History of Women and the Mind Doctors from 1800 to the Present, to find out how hysteria has been diagnosed and treated, through the ages.
    'Hysteria’ – out from September 21,
    starring Maggie Gyllenhaal

  • Universal Credit

    A new system of welfare payment will launch in October next year. Called ‘Universal Credit’, its aim is to simplify the benefits system and encourage people into work. However, some groups are worried that the way those eligible are going to be paid could remove financial independence from women, and make family budgeting hard.

  • Kimbra

    Kimbra’s voice may be more familiar than you realise - she provided the female vocal on the haunting and chilly “Someone That I Used to Know” by Gotye, which was number one in the UK for four weeks in March. Aged just 22, Kimbra is striking out on her own with her new album “Vows” and joins Jane to perform her new single “Two Way Street.”

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