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Dame Anita Roddick turned a small cosmetics shop she started in her Brighton kitchen into a global brand. and brought concepts like sustainable business and environmental awareness into the mainstream. So how much of a Game Changer was she within the beauty industry?

Law and order is breaking down in London as " the sweats", a deadly virus, sweeps through the city's population. It's Louise Welsh's new novel, A Lovely Way to Burn, the first in a trilogy, set in the very near future. Why are we so fascinated with apocalyptic tales of death, war and mass destruction?

We respond to a listener who contacted the programme and asked us to address the question; What is a healthy attitude to masturbation within a relationship? How open should we be about 'solo masturbation' when we have a partner?

Over the weekend the Law Society issued guidance for High Street solicitors on how to compose Islamic wills compliant with Sharia Law. What's behind their decision and what impact could it have on women?

Humaira Awais Shahid was a young academic when she married into one of the most powerful media families in Pakistan. She was persuaded to join The Post, the newspaper her husband edited, and was given the woman's pages. Rather than continuing to run articles on beauty and celebrities, she decided to launch investigations into the issues facing women in Pakistan; acid attacks, forced marriage, and child prostitution. It led to a career in politics and to her becoming known as "the most unmanageable woman in Pakistan."

Presented by Jane Garvey.
Edited and Produced by Beverley Purcell.

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Humaira Awais Shahid

Humaira Awais Shahid was a young academic when she married into one of the most powerful media families in Pakistan. She was persuaded to join The Post, the newspaper her husband edited, and was given the woman’s pages to edit. Rather than continuing to run articles on beauty and celebrities, Humaira decided to launch investigations into the issues facing women in Pakistan - acid attacks, forced marriage, the imprisonment of women for adultery, and child prostitution. Humaira’s campaigning quickly led to a political career, and now she joins Jane to discuss her activism and being known as, “the most unmanageable woman in Pakistan.”

Woman’s Hour Archive Collection: Anita Roddick

We hear a Woman’s Hour Archive Collection interview with Dame Anita Roddick, and Observer journalist Lucy Siegle discusses the extent to which she was a game changer in the beauty industry.

Louise Welsh

Law and order is breaking down in London as ‘the sweats’ - a deadly virus - sweeps through the city’s population. Against this backdrop, Stevie Flint heroically travels through the streets of the city trying to find out why her new boyfriend has been killed. This is Louise Welsh’s new novel, A Lovely Way to Burn - the first book in a trilogy, set in the very near future. She talks to Jane about the inspiration for the book and why so many of us are fascinated with apocalyptic tales of death, war, and mass destruction.

 

A Lovely Way to Burn by Louise Welsh is published by John Murray

Solo Masturbation

What is a ‘healthy’ attitude to masturbation within relationships? Woman’s Hour discusses the concerns of one listener after walking in on her partner. How open should we be about ‘solo masturbation’ in our relationships, or is it called solo for a reason? Jane is joined by Sam Roddick, founder of erotic boutique Coco de Mer, and by Times columnist Suzi Godson.

Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterJane Garvey
Interviewed GuestClive Coleman
Interviewed GuestCaroline Cox
Interviewed GuestLouise Welsh
Interviewed GuestHumaira Awais Shahid
Interviewed GuestSam Roddick
Interviewed GuestLucy Siegle
Interviewed GuestSuzi Godson
ProducerBeverley Purcell
EditorBeverley Purcell

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