Nigerian women's rights activist FakhuusHashim and meighanstone, co-author of a new book, Awakening: MeToo& the Global Fight for Women’s Rights, join chloetilley
Jules Williamson on directing her first film in her fifties and a new study on Long Covid.
Show moreJules Williamson has directed her first feature film in her fifties. The premier is tonight. Off the Rails is a celebration of women. It centres round four friends who went Inter-railing when they were 19, who when one of them dies, revisit the same journey later in life taking her daughter this time. It’s a comedy drama with a great female cast - starring Sally Phillips, the late Kelly Preston (in her final role), Dame Judi Dench and Jenny Seagrove. Jules and Sally Phillips join Chloe Tilley to explain how long it took to bring this story to the screen, the messages of friendship and ‘anything is possible’, and why it has an iconic Blondie soundtrack.
The number of young people hospitalised with eating disorders in England has risen during the pandemic, a BBC investigation has found. Data from NHS Digital showed the number of under-20s admitted over the past year was more than 3,200 - nearly 50% higher than in 2019-20. Hospitals are warning they are running out of beds to care for these patients, and waits for community treatment have lengthened as the number of referrals has increased. BEAT estimate 1.25million people in the UK have an eating disorder. The condition can affect anyone at any time, but girls and young women aged 12-20 are most at risk.
To discuss the issues Chloe is joined by Professor Sandeep Ranote, Consultant Paediatric Psychiatrist in Eating Disorders.What has the impact of the ~MeToo movement had around the world? A new book ‘Awakening’: #MeToo and the Global Fight for Women’s Rights contains stories of women around the world who, inspired by the #MeToo movement have worked fearlessly in promoting the rights of women in their countries, sometimes at the risk of their own safety and potential imprisonment. We hear from Fakhrriyyah Hashim who pioneered the conversation on sexual violence in Northern Nigeria and from the book’s co-author, and former president of the Malala Fund, Meighan Stone. headtopics.com
How To Kill Your Family is the darkly comic first novel by Bella Mackie. Grace has calmly murdered six members of her family but is serving a prison sentence for a murder she didn't actually commit. Bella joins Chloe Tilley to talk about female rage and to explain how she became steeped in crime and murder as a small child while reading unsuitable true crime with her Dad.
Long Covid is estimated to have affected over two million people in the UK - with the majority being women. The condition is an umbrella term for a whole range of symptoms, from fatigue and brain fog to respiratory, heart and gut problems. But for those hospitalised with Covid-19, post-Covid symptoms can be so serious that a third will require readmission within six months and 1 in 8 will die. In an attempt to find treatments, a clinical trial is underway to test whether two safe and widely-available drugs can make a difference to long-term Covid recovery. A new trial called HEAL-COVID is being led by three female researchers. The lead is Dr Charlotte Summers from Cambridge University who tells Chloe about how people currently in hospital can take part.Read more: BBC Woman's Hour »
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bellamackie The book sounds great, it's definitely on my list. HowToKillYourFamily
Covid in Scotland: 'Reassuring' results in Covid vaccine side effects studyA survey of more than 12,000 people says fewer than 8% experience significant side effects after their jabs. ASTRAZENECA, PFİZER-BIONTECH AŞILARINDAKİ YAN ETKİLER SINIRINI ÇİZDİĞİNİZ KONULARDAN İBARET DEĞİLDİR.! AŞILAR KAN HÜCRELERİNE ZARAR VERİYOR.! BU YÜZDEN AŞILAR VİRÜSÜ DURDURMUYOR.! BU YÜZDEN AŞILARDA ANTİKOR ÖMRÜ YOKTUR.! BU YÜZDEN AŞILANSADA VİRÜS BULAŞIYOR,VİRÜS BULAŞTIRIYOR! The issue is not side-effects primarily, but vaccine-induced immune escape mutants. Why is Delta spiking in the most vaccinated countries ?
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How Long COVID affects your sex lifeThe disease can be an unbelievable c*ckblock.
Covid misinformation is still spreading, despite Facebook and YouTube’s year-long fight to stop itA year into the coronavirus pandemic, anti-vaccine misinformation is still easily searchable on YouTube and Facebook in spite of the tech companies’s efforts to curtail misinformation Facebook etc al show just enough effort to avoid real mandatory effort that would be costly. Of course it fails. You mean this type of fakenews ? 👇🏻 Facebook and YouTube don't spread misinformation. Users and readers do, as government's officials.
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