Main content

Weekend Woman's Hour - Feeding Your Baby, Skin from Skunk Anansie, Body Hair Heirachy

Our series on baby feeding, the tracking of women in Saudi Arabia and Skin from Skunk Anansie performs. Plus Why is female body hair still contenious and what is the hair heirachy?

Woman’s Hour joined forces with BBC Radio Sheffield for a series of programmes looking at how women are feeding their babies and how it makes them feel. Jane talks to their Weekend Breakfast presenter Kat Cowan who’s recently returned to work after maternity leave, following the birth of her son Cooper. Plus, we hear from other mums around the country, about what they went through whether they breast, bottle or mixed fed their babies.

Skunk Anansie have brought out a new album 25LIVE@25 - a compilation of live recordings from the last 25 years. Lead singer, Skin talks to Jenni and sings live in the Woman's Hour studio.

Januhairy is a month-long campaign urging women to embrace their body-hair - we ask if there's a hierarchy when it comes to women and body hair. Jenni talks to Karín Lesnik-Oberstein, Professor in the Department of English Literature at the University of Reading, and the editor of new book called The Last Taboo – Women and Body Hair and freelance journalist Chitra Ramaswamy.

Under the 'guardianship' system in Saudi Arabia women can be tracked and monitored via a large government database and an app called Absher. We look at the impact that can have on those wanting to escape domesic abuse.

Presented by Jenni Murray
Produced by Sophie Powling
Edited by Jane Thurlow

Available now

56 minutes

Broadcast

Late Night Woman's Hour

Late Night Woman's Hour

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

The Menopause

The Menopause

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

TakeBackConTROLL

TakeBackConTROLL

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

Woman's Hour video

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

Podcast