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Brazilian women: 'I don't deserve to be raped'

The journalist who set up a campaign in Brazil to highlight violence against women, after 65% of Brazilians said that women who dress in a revealing way 'deserve to be attacked'.

Ahead of the World Cup in Brazil in June, the journalist, Nana Queiroz, has set up a campaign in Brazil to highlight violence against women after 65% of Brazilians said that women who dress in a revealing way "deserve to be attacked". The study from Brazil's Institute for Applied Economic Research revealed nearly 60% of Brazilians had the belief that 'if women knew how to behave, there would be less rape'.

We'll hear from Tansy Hoskins, the author of a book that highlights problems of environmental pollution, exploitation, racism and capitalism within the fashion industry, but according to designer Orsolo de Castro, 'Queen of Upcycling' - things are changing.

How often do you phone home? Research shows that the most common time to call mum is 7pm on a Monday, but with social media as an alternative, is phoning home still the institution it once was? Maureen Lipman and Sathnam Sanghera swap views.

Rosie Wilby, comedian, writer and musician, raises the question of whether lesbian and gay couples should get married. Will it all end in divorce? Rosie is joined by Dr Anna Einarsdottir from Hull University Business School.

And the singer song-writer Kathryn Williams is in the studio. She has just been nominated for Performing Artist of the Year by the Journal Culture Awards for being an artist that has stood out during 2014. Not bad for someone who made their first CD with a budget of eighty pounds.

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Chapters

  • Lesbian Divorce

    Rosie Wilby and Dr Anna Einarsdottir discuss new legislation around lesbian marriage.

    Duration: 08:59

  • Phoning Home

    Actress, Maureen Lipman & Author, Sathnam Sanghera discuss how relevant phoning home is.

    Duration: 11:03

  • The Anti- Capitalist Book of Fashion

    Tansy Hoskins and Orsola de Castro discuss the anti-capitalist book of fashion.

    Duration: 08:42

  • Brazil campaign to addresss violence against women

    Nana Queiroz discusses a protest on facebook to address violence against women in Brazil.

    Duration: 04:29

  • Kathryn Williams

    Kathryn Williams discusses some new songs inspired by events in Sylvia Plath's life.

    Duration: 08:39

Brazil campaign to address violence against women

This June Brazil will host  the 2014 World Cup.  Earlier this week the Brazil’s Institute for Applied Economic Research revealed disturbing findings in a new study which said 65% of Brazilians either partially or wholly believe that "if dressed provocatively, women deserve to be attacked and raped." In addition, the study revealed nearly sixty per cent of those questioned believed that "if women knew how to behave, there would be less rape." The report has triggered a backlash on social media across Brazil.  Nana Queiroz was the first to protest on facebook with the campaign ‘Nao Mereco Ser Estuprada’ (I Don’t Deserve to be Raped).  All this is timely, of course, as tens of thousands of football fans flood into Brazil this summer for the World Cup.

Kathyn Williams

Kathryn Williams is a singer-songwriter who has just been nominated for Performing Artist of the Year by the Journal Culture Awards for 2014, an award that recognises an artist that has stood out during 2014. Later this month Kathryn has a new single out, ‘Monday Morning’, from her 10th album, ‘Crown Electric’.  And to honour the 50th anniversary of the publication of Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar, Kathryn has written a sequence of songs inspired by scenes from the novel and informed by events in Sylvia Plath's life. 

 

 

kathryn Williams will be playing at the Bury Met on Friday 4th April.

Lesbian divorce

Last weekend saw a flurry of weddings as legislation changed allowing same sex couples to get married, rather than have a civil partnership and on this programme last week we spoke to the happily married Sue Wilkinson.  For some, this has raised the question of whether lesbian and gay couples should get married, squeezing themselves into an already shaky heterosexual model.  Rosie Wilby is a comedian, writer and musician and one of her shows is titled Is Monogamy Dead.  Dr Anna Einarsdottir is from Hull University Business School and has studied gay and lesbian relationships. 

Phoning Home

Research carried out by telecommunications operator TalkTalk, recently claimed the most common time to call home is Monday evening at 7pm and the average natter lasts twenty two minutes. It’s bound to vary hugely between individual families and  with the rise of social media, the phone is now just one way  to maintain contact. Is phoning home still the institution  it once was?  Actress, Maureen Lipman, who played   ‘Beattie’ in the British Telecom TV ads, and Sathnam Sanghera, author of ‘Marriage Material join Jenni to discuss.

The Anti-Capitalist Book of Fashion

Tansy Hoskins has written a book on the fashion industry.  In it she disapproves of the idea of fashion itself and looks at the social consequences of the industry, from the conditions of its workers to the question of the ‘size zero’ or whether fashion is racist (yes it is, she says).  Tansy focuses on both high end luxury fashion and high street claiming that the fashion industry is a trick to divert attention away from who makes the clothes and who is making the money. She joins Jenni to discuss the issues along with Orsola de Castro Co Founder and curator of Estethica, the British fashion council initiative at London fashion Week.

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Interviewed Guest Nana Queiroz
Interviewed Guest Tansy Hoskins
Interviewed Guest Maureen Lipman
Interviewed Guest Sathnam Sanghera
Interviewed Guest Rosie Wilby
Interviewed Guest Anna Einarsdottir
Interviewed Guest Kathryn Williams

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