Jane Garvey presents. Is the kitchen now the most important room in the house? Changes in male parenting, Suffragettes and the 1911 census, constitutional change and women in Egypt.
Jane Garvey presents. Is the kitchen now the most important room in the house? We look at how the kitchen's changed from being a functional room for preparing food to the main family living area. Following the recent revolution in Egypt how difficult is it now going to be for Egyptian women to liberate themselves, as they've helped liberate their own society from dictatorship? There has been an increasing worldwide focus on the role of men in families, evident in the rise of the availability of paternity leave but according to a new book by the United Nations, policy makers have been slow to recognise the need for effective public policy supporting men's roles and we hear about the Suffragettes and the 1911 census.
Women's rights in Egypt post-revolution
How difficult will it be for Egyptian women to liberate themselves? Dr Hoda Badran Chair of the Alliance for Arab Women in Cairo and Amani Soliman an analyst on the Middle East discuss.
The kitchen has overtaken the living room as the place we are most likely to spend the majority of our waking hours. Former presentr Grace Mulligan, and Anabel Cutler from Elle Decoration discuss.
Listener feedback - love letters
Listener feedback to the item on love letters - should they be binned or preserved?
Men in families and family policy
In a new book policy-makers have been slow to recognise the need for effective public policy supporting men’s roles. Prof Margaret O’Brien and Rob Williams of the Fatherhood Institute discuss.
Did the suffragettes boycott the 1911 census?
The militant suffragette Emily Wilding Davison on Census night hid in a cupboard in the House of Commons. Jane met historians Jill Liddington and Elizabeth Crawford to find out why.
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