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Woman's Hour

Deepti Kapoor; Sheila Jeffreys; Over-sharing online

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

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Deepti Kapoor talks about her first novel "A Bad Character." It's set in 21st century Delhi and offers an insight into what it means to be a middle-class woman who chooses to reject the security of an arranged marriage in a city that can intimidate single women.

Over the past twenty years considerable social, political and legal changes have taken place for the transgender community, after years of campaigning. Professor Sheila Jeffreys latest book claims that despite this progress, transgenderism illustrates another way in which stereotypical notions of 'gender' hurt people and societies.

Breakthrough Breast Cancer Generations Study spanning 40 years is celebrating its 10th anniversary. It's helping us understand why and how breast cancer develops and, in time, what steps we can take to prevent it . What's it discovered so far and what's it hope to achieve in the next 30 years.

Parenting sites can be great places for people to share advice and offer support - but are they the right place to openly discuss sexual issues ? Jenni looks at why some women confess intimate details online and ask whether graphic posts, such as ones about sex after birth and threesomes celebrate a woman's sexuality or reveal too much information.

Angela Merkel has been pictured wearing a colourful jacket that she has kept in her wardrobe for 18 years . Is she thrifty or is it just common sense to keep recycling the same outfits, regardless of whether you are in the public eye, or not?

Presented by Jenni Murray
Producer Beverley Purcell. Show less


Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Deepti Kapoor
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Amanda Jones
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Tony Swerdlow
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Sheila Jeffreys
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Zowie Davy
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Penny Mansfield
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Blanche Marvin
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Sarah Pedersen

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