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Deepti Kapoor; Sheila Jeffreys; Over-sharing online

Deepti Kapoor on her debut novel, how the Breakthrough Generations Study is helping scientists fight breast cancer, and is the internet the right place to discuss your sex life?

Deepti Kapoor talks about her first novel "A Bad Character." It's set in 21st century Delhi and offers an insight into what it means to be a middle-class woman who chooses to reject the security of an arranged marriage in a city that can intimidate single women.

Over the past twenty years considerable social, political and legal changes have taken place for the transgender community, after years of campaigning. Professor Sheila Jeffreys latest book claims that despite this progress, transgenderism illustrates another way in which stereotypical notions of 'gender' hurt people and societies.

Breakthrough Breast Cancer Generations Study spanning 40 years is celebrating its 10th anniversary. It's helping us understand why and how breast cancer develops and, in time, what steps we can take to prevent it . What's it discovered so far and what's it hope to achieve in the next 30 years.

Parenting sites can be great places for people to share advice and offer support - but are they the right place to openly discuss sexual issues ? Jenni looks at why some women confess intimate details online and ask whether graphic posts, such as ones about sex after birth and threesomes celebrate a woman's sexuality or reveal too much information.

Angela Merkel has been pictured wearing a colourful jacket that she has kept in her wardrobe for 18 years . Is she thrifty or is it just common sense to keep recycling the same outfits, regardless of whether you are in the public eye, or not?

Presented by Jenni Murray
Producer Beverley Purcell.

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58 minutes

Chapters

  • 10 Years Of The Breakthrough Generations Study

    Breast cancer: what's been discovered so far, and what will happen in the next 30 years?

    Duration: 08:34

  • The Politics of "Transgenderism"

    The transgender community has changed over 20 years in political, social and legal ways.

    Duration: 09:54

  • A Bad Character

    Deepti Kapoor's tale of a woman who rejects the stability of an arranged marriage.

    Duration: 09:40

  • How much do you reveal online?

    Some woman have confessed that they are revealing intimate details on the internet.

    Duration: 07:35

  • Angela Merkel's Fashion Sense

    Can you recycle outfits? Angela Merkel has been wearing the same jacket for 18 years.

    Duration: 05:44

Breakthrough Generations Study’s 10th Anniversary

The Breakthrough Breast Cancer Generations Study spanning 40 years is celebrating its 10th anniversary. It’s helping us understand why and how breast cancer develops and, in time, what steps we can take to prevent it. What has it discovered so far and what does it hope to achieve in the next 30 years. Jenni talks to Amanda Jones who’s taking part in the study and it’s co-leader Professor Tony Swerdlow, Professor of Epidemiology at The Institute of Cancer Research.

Oversharing Online

Parenting sites can be great places for people to share advice and offer support. The internet's a new space for women to openly discuss sexual issues but is it a safe space? Professor Sarah Pedersen recently investigated why women talk about sex on Mumsnet and why the mainstream media is so shocked to find mothers discussing sex online. Jenni is joined by Sarah and Penny Mansfield, director of the charity One Plus One, to find out why some women confess such intimate details online and whether graphic posts, such as the ones about sex after birth and threesomes celebrate a woman's sexuality reveal too much information?

 

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A Bad Character

The Indian writer Deepti Kapoor talks about her first novel, A Bad Character.  It’s set in 21st century Delhi and offers an insight into what it means to be a middle-class woman who chooses to reject the security of an arranged marriage in a city that can intimidate single women.  Instead, the main character Idha, falls for a charismatic, but dangerous young man whose behaviour is unstable.

The Politics of "Transgenderism"

Over the past twenty years considerable social, political and legal changes have taken place for the transgender community, after years of campaigning. Professor Sheila Jeffreys' latest book claims that despite this progress, transgenderism illustrates another way in which stereotypical notions of ‘gender’ hurt people and societies. From a Melbourne studio Sheila joins Jenni to explain her analysis as does Zowie Davy, senior lecturer in community health at the University of Lincoln.

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Presenter Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest Deepti Kapoor
Interviewed Guest Amanda Jones
Interviewed Guest Tony Swerdlow
Interviewed Guest Sheila Jeffreys
Interviewed Guest Zowie Davy
Interviewed Guest Penny Mansfield
Interviewed Guest Blanche Marvin
Interviewed Guest Sarah Pedersen
Producer Beverley Purcell

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