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25/05/2011

Presented by Jenni Murray. Why is science fiction still a male genre? Why do women find it hard to talk about masturbation? Fashion Ethics, Ketamine addiction.

Presented by Jenni Murray. As the British Library stages its first exhibition exploring Science Fiction, we ask whether there is still a male bias to the genre? If it's perfectly normal and everyone's doing it, why do we find it so hard to talk about it? Agony aunt Suzi Godson and columnist Joan Smith join us to talk about masturbation. We look at the dangers of taking the so called "party drug" Ketamine and looks at the ethics of consumer fashion.

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45 minutes

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Wed 25 May 2011 10:00

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  • Ketamine

    Vicky Unwin, who believes her daughter's death was linked to ketamine, discusses the drug with Val Curran, Professor of Psychopharmacology at University College London.

    Duration: 12:02

  • The ethics of fashion

    Journalist Lucy Siegel and fashion designer Jeff Banks look at the environmental and social impact of fast fashion.

    Duration: 08:42

  • Women and masturbation

    Agony aunt Suzi Godson and columnist Joan Smith join Jane to discuss the taboos surrounding masturbation.

    Duration: 10:04

  • Is science fiction still a male-dominated genre?

    Jenni is joined by science fiction writers Gwyneth Jones and Karen Traviss, and Farah Mendlesohn, Reader in Science Fiction & Fantasy Literature at Middlesex University.

    Duration: 11:20

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