Weekend Woman's Hour: Fatal Attraction; Anita Roddick
We discuss women, equality and Islam with Sara Khan from Inspire, Salma Yaqoob, Mirina Paananen and Julie Bindell. British Muslim women have low employment rates and poor health compared to many women in the UK. What can or should be done and what role does feminism play?
Fatal Attraction starts a run in the West End - how does the bunny boiler fit into 21st century sexual politics? Sam Roddick on her mum Anita and the impact she had on business ethics and the beauty industry.
BBC News School Reporters discuss exam pressure with Andrew Halls, head teacher at King's College School in Westminster. Business Secretary Vince Cable on the efforts being made to get more women on company boards. Hilary Mantel talks about her favourite character, Thomas Cromwell as part of Radio 4's Character Invasion.
And now lesbians can marry: how to decide what to wear on the big day and what to call yourself when you're a married woman, married to another woman. Melanie Rickie, Alice Arnold and Sue Wilkinson discuss.
Presenter: Jenni Murray
Producer: Rabeka Nurmahomed
Editor: Jane Thurlow.
Women, Equality and Islam
The Muslim women's charity, Inspire is setting up a new website designed to encourage Muslim women to write about gender discrimination and inequality and we hear from listeners from the BBC Asian Network about their experiences. Jane Garvey is joined by Asian Network presenter Tina Daheley; Sara Khan, director of Muslim Human Rights organisation, Inspire; Salma Yaqoob, former Vice Chair of the Respect Party and Birmingham city councillor, Mirina Paananen who is training to be an Islamic scholar and Julie Bindel, journalist and founder of Justice for Women to discuss feminism, equality, women and Islam. We will also be hearing from two girls who set up the website MeandmyHijaab.
Women on Boards
|Interviewed Guest||Sara Khan|
|Interviewed Guest||Mirina Paananen|
|Interviewed Guest||Salma Yaqoob|
|Interviewed Guest||Julie Bindel|
|Interviewed Guest||Bel Mooney|
|Interviewed Guest||Karen Krizanovich|
|Interviewed Guest||Antonia Quirke|
|Interviewed Guest||Sam Roddick|
|Interviewed Guest||Lucy Siegle|
|Interviewed Guest||Andrew Halls|
|Interviewed Guest||Vince Cable|
|Interviewed Guest||Hilary Mantel|
|Interviewed Guest||Melanie Rickie|
|Interviewed Guest||Alice Arnold|
|Interviewed Guest||Sue Wilkinson|