Marlene Dietrich; Sex lives in the Arab world; Prostitution - the political debate
Marlene Dietrich's life and legacy - as personal artefacts of the film icon go on sale in London, we talk to curator Megan Mulrooney. Plus sex lives in the Arab world - writer and academic Shereen El Feki on the disaffected wives, single mothers, sex workers, agony aunts, Koranic scholars, and infertility specialists she spoke to in the region, and what this tells us about Arab society. Plus prostitution: the politics - we debate the issues with Fiona MacTaggart MP from the All Party Parliamentary Group on Prostitution, who published their report on the laws on prostitution, and with Jean Urquhart MSP, who voted against the criminalisation of paying for sex in the Scottish parliament. And Clarissa Dickson Wright remembered: the life of the TV chef, and one half of culinary duo Two Fat Ladies - her friend, the Times food writer Lindsay Bareham, and the creator of Two Fat Ladies, TV producer Patricia Llewellyn, share their memories.
Presenter: Jane Garvey
Producer: Laura Northedge.
Shereen El Feki
Shereen El Feki - a Welsh-Egyptian raised in Canada - spent five years travelling the Arab world asking intimate questions of people for her book Sex And The Citadel. She spoke to disaffected wives, single mothers, sex workers, agony aunts, Koranic scholars, and infertility specialists, and believes that sexual attitudes and behaviours are intimately bound up in religion, tradition, culture, politics, and economics. She talks to Jane Garvey about her insight into the everyday lives of women in a part of the world that is changing in front of our very eyes.
Sex and the Citadel - Intimate Life in a Changing Arab World by Shereen El Feki is published by Vintage
Prostitution – The Political Debate
Woman’s Hour has been examining the case for and against criminalising those who pay for sex. We have heard from the supporters of this proposed change in the law, and we have heard the opposing claim that this move won’t stop prostitution, but will make it more dangerous for those involved. We have also heard the voices of men who pay for sex. Today Jane Garvey will be joined by Fiona MacTaggart MP - Secretary for the All Party Parliamentary Group on Prostitution, who recently published their report on the need to clarify the laws on prostitution - and to Jean Urquhart MSP, who voted against the criminalisation of paying for sex when it was debated in the Scottish parliament last summer.
Clarissa Dickson Wright
Sadly, Clarissa Dickson Wright has died at the age of 66. The outspoken trained barrister, and former alcoholic who turned her life around, was internationally acclaimed as one of TV’s most famous chefs, as one half of culinary duo Two Fat Ladies. We look back over her colourful life and work by talking to her friend, the Times food writer Lindsay Bareham, and to the creator of Two Fat Ladies, TV producer Patricia Llewellyn.
|Interviewed Guest||Megan Mulrooney|
|Interviewed Guest||Shereen El Feki|
|Interviewed Guest||Fiona Mactaggart|
|Interviewed Guest||Jean Urquhart|