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Women Behaving Badly?

Helen Lewis, Zoe Strimpel, Kiley Reid and Juliet Conway join Shahidha Bari to discuss how we expect women to behave and the power dynamics at play.

Helen Lewis, Zoe Strimpel. novelist Kiley Reid, and Juliet Conway join Shahidha Bari to talk about 'difficult women', how we expect women to behave, and the power dynamics at play - from the feminist activists who challenged the status quo, to the personal realm of dating and flirting.

Such A Fun Age, Kiley Reid's first novel, looks at racism and class in the story of a black baby sitter accused of kidnapping the child in her care.
Helen Lewis has just published Difficult Women: A History Of Feminism In 11 Fights.
Zoe Strimpel's book is called Seeking Love In Modern Britain: Gender, Dating, And The Rise Of 'The Single'.
Juliet Conway is researching the flirt in American fiction from 1878-1928, and is based at the University of Edinburgh.

You might be interested in Free Thinking explores:
Women, relationships, and the law past and present: campaigners in the C17 and C19 - https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0002zgc
Consent - https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000244p
Muriel Spark's novel The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie - https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09qdpj5
How we talk about sex and women's bodies - https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000f5n6
New research into the UK women's suffrage movement - https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09th2dt
Interview with author Lisa Taddeo about women's desires - https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0006mtb

Producer: Emma Wallace

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Wed 26 Feb 2020 22:00

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  • Wed 26 Feb 2020 22:00

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