Steve Biddulph; Diane Abbott; comfort food
Steve Biddulph, author of the bestselling book Raising Boys, and the writer Kate Figes discuss bringing up girls. Diane Abbott highlights the problem of slut shaming and sexualised bullying in schools - and we're joined by Helena Horton, a teenager who's blogged about the issues.
Helen Lederer and Professor Jane Ogden talk about comfort foods and why we turn to them in times of stress (or cold weather!). Shakespeare's women... the significance of the roles of wenches and country folk.
Presenter: Jane Garvey
Producer: Kirsty Starkey.
Sexting and slut shaming in schools
Steve Biddulph, Raising Girls
Steve Biddulph’s Raising Boys was a worldwide bestseller. Now he has turned his attention to girls. He claims that they are the ones in trouble in a world that seems bent on poisoning their confidence and trashing their lives. But are they? Steve Biddulph joins Jane Garvey in the Woman’s Hour studio to discuss. They are joined by author and feminist Kate Figes.
We are all tempted to indulge in comfort eating when tired, stressed or unhappy. Recently on Woman’s Hour, author Rae Earl admitted to enjoying a prawn cocktail crisp sandwich dipped in full fat or raspberry flavoured milk. So why do we crave sometimes quite bizarre food combinations? Jane is joined by Jane Ogden, Professor in Health Psychology at Surrey University and by comedian Helen Lederer.