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Marilyn Monroe, Revenge Porn, Book of Breasts

Programme that offers a female perspective on the world. Presented by Jenni Murray.

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58 minutes


  • Revenge Porn

    Duration: 08:57

  • Economics of Nurseries

    Duration: 05:36

  • Homeless FA Women's Football

    Duration: 07:25

  • Bare Reality

    Duration: 07:46

  • Power List Audience Tickets

    Duration: 01:57

  • Marilyn Monroe

    Duration: 09:29

Revenge Porn

American YouTube star Chrissy Chambers is aiming to make legal history in England as the first person to seek both damages and the criminal prosecution of a former partner, who she accuses of secretly filming and posting revenge pornography of her on the internet. Chrissie joins Jenni to explain why she is making a stand. And to discuss the importance and complexity of the legal challenge, Jenni is joined by the US-UK lawyer Jef McAllister, Managing Partner of McAllister Olivarius.

Guardian film by Jenny Kleeman

Economics Of Nurseries

Claire Schofield of The National Day Nurseries Association explains the economic situation of pre-school care providers, following the announcement this week of the government’s plan to increase free nursery care per child, from 15 hours to 30 per week.

Homeless FA Women’s Football

There’s more interest than ever in women’s football, with the Women’s World Cup starting on Saturday – and for the first time all the matches will be broadcast by the BBC. That event happens every four years, like the men’s World Cup but there’s a less well known event, The Homeless World Cup that happens annually. It started in 2003 (men only) with a competition for women in 2008 and England first entering a women’s team in 2012. This year the event will be held in Amsterdam from 12th to the 19th of September. The vision of the Homeless World Cup is to use the power of football to transform the lives of homeless people – helping them gain confidence and qualifications – and there are now 70 countries running schemes. Jane Thurlow spoke to some of the women taking part in a six week training course at Manchester City’s Etihad training ground - Carrie, Saskia and Zoe – and one of their coaches, Becca.

Bare Reality

A new book ‘Bare Reality’ consists of 100 anonymous photographs of women’s breasts alongside interviews which explore how these women relate to this part of their body. From reflections on breast feeding, sexuality, and becoming a woman, to perspectives on breast cancer and ageing, Laura Dodsworth has brought together images and interviews which cover a wealth of female experience. 

Woman’s Hour 2015 Power List: Influencers - Audience Tickets

Be in the audience at the BBC Radio Theatre in London next month for a live broadcast naming the ten women with the most influence in the UK today, and the reasons why they’ve made it onto the Power List. Presenters Jenni Murray and Jane Garvey will be joined on stage by Power List judges Emma Barnett (chair), Sarah Vine, Helena Kennedy QC, Gemma Cairney, and Jane Shepherdson, plus special guests.

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Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe - sex symbol and feminist? As the BFI Southbank celebrates the iconic actress with a summer season of 15 of her best-loved films, we get to know the assertive business woman who took on Fox and set up her own production company.


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