Main content

Shelly Chopra Dhar, Women's Rights in Poland, Lucy-Anne Holmes, OCD

Women's rights at risk in Poland? Lucy-Anne Holmes on better sex; 'Pure O' - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder; Shelly Chopra Dhar on her Bollywood film.

Human Rights Watch has concluded that the Polish government is putting women's rights and safety at risk. It says that since coming to power in 2015, the Law and Justice Party government has targeted women’s rights groups through raids and funding cuts, often with little warning and no clear rationale. Hillary Margolis explains their concerns. Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga ( How I felt when I saw a Girl) is the first mainstream, commercial film featuring a Lesbian love story. We hear from director and co-writer, Shelly Chopra Dhar. How do you turn a memoir about living with ‘pure O’, a type of OCD which causes intrusive and disturbing thoughts, into a TV show? Pure is a new Channel 4 drama based on Rose Cartwright’s autobiography of the same name about living with the condition. Kirstie Swain, the screen writer and Charly Clive who plays Marnie, the main character discuss how they turned the book into a comedy drama. In her book Don’t Hold My Head Down, Lucy-Anne Holmes, writer and founder of the 'No More Page 3' campaign, describes her “sexual odyssey”. Disappointed by sex and uncomfortable with the porn industry, she compiled a list of things that would improve her sex life. She explains how exploring her sexuality changed her life.

Available now

43 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