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Women in the Noughties 16 Dec 09
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What have the first years of the 21st century done.. or not done for women?

In this special editon of the programme, Woman’s Hour looks at the first decade of the 21st century at what the 'noughties' have, or haven’t, done for women. Sex and sexual imagery is everywhere, but what effect has the sexualisation of our culture had on the way women of all ages are viewed and how they feel about themselves? The journalist and writer Yvonne Roberts, Ellie Levenson, author of The Noughties Guide to Feminism, and the clinical psychologist, Professor Tanya Byron, share their perspectives.

As women’s lives have changed, what about men’s lives? Are men suffering an identity crisis and is there now a need for a Men’s Movement? To discuss the changing role of men in recent years, Jenni is joined by Richard Reeves, director of Demos and Ben Wild, who set up the MENS ( Masculinity Exploring Networking and Support) Society at Manchester University.

Finally, as we look back at the pressures and developments of the last decade, we'll be discussing whether both women, and men, need to modify their expectations for the next ten years.
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