Manspreading, DUP, Sport days

Manspreading is when men take up a lot of space when they sit down on the bus or train by opening their legs out wide. Cities like Madrid and New York are discouraging the posture sayings its anti-social, but why do men sit like that and how appropriate is it? We hear from Zoe Strimpel from Sussex University and Justin Myers from British GQ magazine.

Arlene Foster, leader of the DUP in Northern Ireland, is in talks with Theresa May today about forming a Government. Over the weekend she was being labelled as the most powerful woman in the UK but there's been much talk about her party's anti-abortion stance as well as its opposition to gay marriage. So what do the women of Northern Ireland think? We get a snapshot from Belfast, and afterwards hear from journalist Siobhan Fenton, who takes a special interest in gender and Northern Ireland. She explains what the DUP stands for and whether or not it's good news for women.

There's a new play on called BLUSH which is all about revenge porn and its victims. We speak to its creator, Charlotte Josephine.

And it's Sports Day season. Are you the type of parent who gets stuck in or goes all out to avoid them?

Release date:

Available now

58 minutes

Last on

Tue 13 Jun 2017 10:00


Role Contributor
Interviewed GuestSiobhan Fenton
Interviewed GuestZoe Strimpel
Interviewed GuestJustin Myers
Interviewed GuestCharlotte Josephine

Late Night Lauren Laverne

Late Night Woman’s Hour

Lauren Laverne and guests in intimate, frank and funny Late Night Woman's Hour.


Take Back ConTROLL

Four women struggle to reclaim their identity after being abused online.

The Menopause

The Menopause

A series exploring its impact on women’s work and relationships, and potential treatments

Woman's Hour video


Visual delights from Woman's Hour.

Follow us on Instagram

Follow us on Instagram

Get all the pictures, videos, behind the scenes and more from Woman’s Hour