Sex Education in Schools
A look at why the government has rejected MPs' calls to make sex-and-relationship education compulsory in all schools. Plus writer KM Peyton and gender theorist Kate Bornstein.
Branwen Jeffreys the BBC's Education Editor on why the government's rejected MPs' calls to make sex education in schools compulsory.
Kate Bornstein the American author, playwright, performance artist, and gender theorist. She identifies herself as gender non-conforming having been born male - but undergoing gender surgery in the 1980's. She's talks to Jane about her new series of performances where she explores the notion of "not-man, not-woman identity in a world that demands we be one or the other".
We hear from Ruth Ehrlich a young woman who decided to report a sexual assault on a London bus after seeing an advertising campaign urging women to come forward. Laura Bates Founder of the Every Day Sexism Project looks at what's being done around the country by police forces to catch those responsible.
KM Peyton, author of Flambards, had her first book published at the age of 15 and has had a book published every year since. She's now 86. She talks about her latest novel Wild Lily set during the 1920s and her life as a writer over the last 70 years.
Presenter Jane Garvey
Producer Beverley Purcell.
Should it be compulsory in schools?
K M Peyton
The author of Flambards talks about her latest novel Wild Lily, set during the 1920s
Sexual Harassment on Public Transport
Why are so many victims so hesitant to come forward?
The American author, playwright, performance artist, and gender theorist
Role Contributor Presenter Jane Garvey Interviewed Guest Kate Bornstein Interviewed Guest KM Peyton Interviewed Guest Laura Bates Interviewed Guest Branwen Jeffreys Interviewed Guest Ruth Ehrlich Interviewed Guest Andy Phippen Producer Beverley Purcell
- Wed 17 Feb 2016 10:00