Womans Hour

Emily Thornberry Pulls Pension Pledge Out Of Her Bag During Live Interview

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 06.06.2017 | UK

Labour’s Emily Thornberry pulled a pledge on state pension inequality quite literally out of her handbag in a live radio debate on Tuesday, after st...

Theresa May Mocked For Dodging Radio 4's Women’s Hour

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 01.06.2017 | UK

Theresa May has earned more scorn for dodging further high-profile media scrutiny. The Tory leader has reportedly side-stepped an interview with BBC R...

Corbyn's Woman's Hour Interview Sees BBC Presenter Accused Of Bias And Conspiracy

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 30.05.2017 | UK

Jeremy Corbyn’s excruciating appearance on Woman’s Hour has sparked uproar from his supporters who have accused interviewer Emma Barnett of being ...

Jeremy Corbyn Forgets Figures On New Childcare Policy In Car Crash Woman's Hour Interview

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 30.05.2017 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn was unable to spell out how much Labour’s new childcare policy will cost in an excruciating interview on Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour. T...

'I Should Have Been In Jail Or Dead', Says NUS President-Elect Shakira Martin

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education

NUS president-elect Shakira Martin said she “should have been in jail or dead” as a teenager after she left school with no qualifications. Speaki...

Kicking The Kyriarchy Episode 10: Trans

Elena Guthrie | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Elena Guthrie

"... So, how do you have sex?" Inappropriate, right? Being a Brit, there are few things we are more prude-ish about than discussing our sex lives, and yet, this is a question that many people think is okay to ask trans people. Why? It's probably got something to do with society seeing trans identities as a novelty, and therefore not legitimate

Is Jenni Murray A 'Real Woman'?

Rebecca Fox | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Fox

I would not wish being trans on anyone, and the very fact they came out the other side alive and successful is more luck than "male privilege" and certainly not conditioning. Many trans women fail, many are unemployed, vastly higher rates of mental illness, and countless separated from families and friends - this is not "male privilege".

Why Awards Matter

Rosy Greenlees | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK
Rosy Greenlees

Throughout its long history, BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour has covered issues from 'how to hang your husband's suit' in its very first programme to the W...

So Lonely

Lisa Edwards | Posted 10.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Edwards

I sat there listening to the stories of 70 and 90-year-olds still yearning for the company of their spouses - one keeps his wife's ashes in a bag on the chair next to him - and thinking about my own mother's story. Her husband died when she was my age, and her life pretty much folded. By choice.

Feminists Blamed For Being The Real Reason For Men's Sexist Behaviour

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 11.09.2015 | UK

Feminists are creating the "very monster that they claim exist", says a writer for The Conservative Woman, after a row escalated when Charlotte Proudm...

Ten Things You Need to Know Before You Presume That the Kids Will Be All Right

Suzi Godson | Posted 31.07.2016 | UK Parents
Suzi Godson

The shape of the family has changed immeasurable in recent decades as divorce, remarriage and single parenthood have become increasingly common. No one would wish to turn back the clock, but are we underestimating the impact that changing family structures are having on young men in particular?

Why Women Role Models Still Matter

Syl Saller | Posted 15.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Syl Saller

Women have discovered that waiting for the world to do the right thing is not sufficient. That it's not enough to have equal rights and demonstrable proof that gender balance benefits employers. We have found out the hard way that only if you actively intervene do you begin to move towards true equality.

Caitlyn Makes It Onto The BBC Woman's Hour Power List

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 02.07.2015 | UK Entertainment

Woman’s Hour have announced their 2015 power list of influencers, and a number of our favourite stars have made it into the top 10, including Caitly...

BBC Presenter's Shocked Reaction To 'Painful' Hardcore Porn

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK

The success of '50 Shades Of Grey' may have made you think porn has become vanilla and mainstream, but the reaction of one BBC journalist shows hardco...

On Behalf of One in Five Women of a Certain Age, I'm Throwing Down a Gauntlet to the Press

Paula Coston | Posted 05.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Paula Coston

not many childless women are yet willing to be spotlighted in the press, but that's partly because the press don't treat them as newsworthy, feature-worthy, in the first place. If they don't feel valued, it's a vicious circle. And yes, some of the key messages are hard to hear.

SXSW: A Music Manager's View

Ellie Giles | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ellie Giles

In just a few days time, the doors to the biggest and most important showcase for new music swing open again. I can still recall my first experience of South By South West (SXSW) - it was rambunctious, full of pure abandon and randomness - flitting from one venue to another with remarkable speed.

Fighting Gender Inequality at Home With Our New Campaign 'Great Men'

Karen Ruimy | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Ruimy

If, while they're still at school, boys are given the tools to question the language, images and structures that allow inequality to persist, then just perhaps they will become the men to stop it; to stand up and speak out against violence; to not be afraid of being honest and open about who they are and how they feel.

How Do Women Define Power?

Liz Campbell | Posted 20.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Campbell

Last week we saw the results of Radio 4's Woman's Hour Power List. I thought it was wonderful that the Queen came top of the list as she works so hard...

Women and Power - Does it Work?

Lynne Parker | Posted 14.04.2013 | UK Comedy
Lynne Parker

What is power? What does it bring you? Is the means by which you attain your dreams, goals and ambitions? And does comedy or humour play it's part in the quest for power? Clearly it has some resonance with the good women of BBC Radio 4's flagship programme Woman's Hour.

Queen Tops UK's Most Powerful Women List

PA | Posted 12.02.2013 | UK

The Queen has topped the first ever power list put together by Radio 4 show Woman's Hour, but there is no room on it for her daughter-in-law the Duche...

Women Stand Up for Power With New List

Lynne Parker | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lynne Parker

The Woman's Hour Power List will rank the 100 most powerful women in the UK as recorded at the start of 2013. This will focus on the women who have the biggest impact on our economy, society, politics and culture.