Tarzan's Jane, police widows, Bangladeshi women, Lumberjills

Presented by Jenni Murray. 'Me Tarzan , You Jane'. As the Lord of the Jungle celebrates one hundred years in print, why was Tarzan so dependent on his female mate for his success? In Bangladesh, Muslims, Hindus, and Christians have separate laws on marriage, separation, and divorce which according to a new report from Human Rights Watch trap women in abusive marriages or force them into poverty when marriages break down. How do these laws discriminate against women? We hear your views on the cause and the cures for migraine. Seventy years ago, in 1942, the Government formed the Women's Timber Corps. These 'Lumberjills', as they were affectionately known, replaced the men who had answered the call to war and carried out the arduous tasks of felling trees, loading lorries and sawmilling timber all over England and Scotland. Caz Graham has been finding out what their work involved and how it compares to that of women who work in the forestry industry now.

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