Lauren Laverne

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Lauren Laverne presents the final programme in the Takeover.

Power Lister Caitlin Moran invites her for a cuppa in her kitchen to talk all things women. So what is Caitlin's real relationship with power, money and family life? How has the success of 'How To Be A Woman' transformed the working class teenager from Wolverhampton? And what do you say to your daughters about feminism when you're watching music star Rihanna performing in very few clothes?

Did Girl Power make feminism accessible? The Spice Girls burst onto the music scene in 1996 and since then have sold 80 million records world-wide. Their extraordinarily success meant that young girls were introduced en mass to the Spice Girls take on Girl Power, which emphasised the importance of female friendship and independence. At the time some feminists criticised Girl Power for being superficial and consumerist, but what effect has it had on their fans, most of whom are now women in their mid to late twenties?

Plus The Staves - the acoustic folk-Americana playing sisters - take time out from working on their next album to play live in the Woman's Hour studio.

Presenter: Lauren Laverne
Producer: Kat Wong.

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Fri 2 May 2014 10:00

Did Girl Power make feminism accessible?

The Spice Girls burst onto the music scene in 1996 and since then have sold 80 million records world-wide.  Their extraordinarily success meant that young girls were introduced en mass to the Spice Girls take on Girl Power, which emphasised the importance of female friendship and independence.  At the time some feminists criticised Girl Power for being superficial and consumerist, but what effect has it had on their fans, most of whom are now women in their mid to late twenties?  Guest editor and presenter Lauren Laverne talks to Radio 1 broadcaster Gemma Cairney who was a 10 year-old Spice Girls fan, journalist Suzanne Moore and Melanie C, otherwise known as Sporty Spice. 

The Staves

The acoustic folk-Americana playing trio of sisters from Watford take time out from working on their next album to play live in the Woman’s Hour studio.

Caitlin Moran

Power Lister Caitlin Moran invites Lauren Laverne for a cuppa at her kitchen to talk all things women.  What is Caitlin’s real relationship with power, money and family life? How has the success of ‘How To Be A Woman’ transformed the working class teenager from Wolverhampton? And what do you say to your daughters about feminism when you’re watching music star Rhianna performing in not a lot of clothes? 

Best Mistakes You’ve Ever Made

Monday’s guest editor, J.K. Rowling spoke about the benefits of failure and revealed the ‘best mistake’ she’s ever made. Celebrating women everywhere who understand mistakes and failure is crucial to living a good life, we ask, what is the best mistake you’ve ever made? 

Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterLauren Laverne
Interviewed GuestCaitlin Moran
Interviewed GuestMelanie Chisholm
Interviewed GuestGemma Cairney
Interviewed GuestSuzanne Moore
PerformerThe Staves
ProducerKat Wong

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