BBC Radio 4 - Woman's Hour, The film Lynn and Lucy; The Double X Economy; Gender Bias at Work and Domestic Abuse Bill.

The Double X Economy, gender bias at work and a new film on friendship, Lynn and Lucy.

7/2/2020 12:32:00 PM

As more women rise to senior management positions, has “being in the room” been enough to stop gender bias at work? With _CarinaWh and shellkryan. Listen now:

The Double X Economy, gender bias at work and a new film on friendship, Lynn and Lucy.

Sorry, this episode is not currently availableThe film Lynn and Lucy; The Double X Economy; Gender Bias at Work and Domestic Abuse Bill.The Double X Economy, and the results of a new study on gender bias. We hear about amendments to the Domestic Abuse Bill and a new film about friendship, called Lynn and Lucy.

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Show moreLynn and Lucy is a new film about the lives of two best friends in a close-knit community in Essex whose relationship is tested after a tragedy happens. It stars Nichola Burley and Roxanne Scrimshaw in her first acting role. Roxanne joins Jenni to discuss female friendship, community, motherhood and the depiction of working class women on screen.

The Domestic Abuse Bill 2020 is currently making its way through Parliament, and will reach the House of Lords by the end of July. For the first time there will be a statutory definition of domestic abuse. The Centre for Women’s Justice is asking for an amendment to the Bill, to create a free-standing offence of non-fatal strangulation or asphyxiation. Nicole Jacobs, the first domestic abuse commissioner for England and Wales, explains why she is supporting them.

Professor Linda Scott’s book "The Double X Economy" describes how women are excluded from the global economy in myriad ways, in both developing and developed countries. She claims that the global economy's wealth would be £160 trillion higher if the gender pay gap were closed. Linda explains how empowering women economically could not only resolve gender equality but also help address many of humankind’s most pressing problems.

And there are a record number of women in employment – and that includes women slowly but surely increasing their presence in senior management positions and professions that have traditionally been dominated by men. But has ‘being in the room’ really led to changes in attitudes towards women’s capabilities? Or is gender bias still alive and well? Jenni is joined by Professor Michelle Ryan, the author of a new study about gender bias from the University of Exeter and Carina White who works in sports marketing.

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_CarinaWh shellkryan 1/2 Although not a woman, so guess lot said will be “ ruled out”, these “ sociological experts” prog invites on do rather stretch a point, eg when asked about males entering traditionally female occupation eg nurse, were they discriminated against? , we are told that because centreWJ nicolejacobsST Lots of women like to be choked. You cant police peoples sex lives.

ProfLindaScott Did anyone hear the challenge, balance or alternative view? No, neither did I. EnjoyYourPrivilege DefundTheBBC ProfLindaScott I often wish that women would ask for more upfront as in a negotiation once the person has declared a rate request, I cant offer more ProfLindaScott Wonderful interview. Have her on again. More small but significant success stories please.

ProfLindaScott As an ex BBC Talent Manager I have had a lot of experience negotiating pay for production freelancers. In my opinion, generally women ask for a lower rate than men and cave really quickly in a negotiation. I don't think women value their skills and experience as much as men do. _CarinaWh shellkryan Could you give some more information about the theory about people dealing with the effects of stereotypes performing less well, because of having to deal with this? This is something we’re trying to tackle at school!

_CarinaWh shellkryan I’m much more worried about the few female positions being readily occupied by males who much later in life identifying themselves as Women. Not the usual stereotypical image of a Transwoman but much more common. No sex cross hormones nor surgery. Happening everywhere. ProfLindaScott Presenter's tone was a bit off when asking what a professor could learn from a woman selling bananas. She sounded incredulous that it could be possible, which I find pretty problematic.

ProfLindaScott Cannot compare women not owning in land in Uganda, to women not owning land in UK. Land ownership in Uganda can mean life or death. Roxstarr91 Just loved Roxanne’s interview. I’m from a different background and all I could think when listening was quite how much a liked this woman. Her intelligence and personality shine through.

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BBC Radio 4 - Woman's Hour, Women and Gaming; ICU nurse Dawn Bilbrough; Poulomi Basu; Puberty blockersThe NHS no longer says puberty blockers are reversible – why? 🎧 ▶ deb_cohen talks us through the medical questions GeorgeOsborn Do you want to know a little story xx 💋 poulomibasu Gorillas in the Mist was better than this gynocentric nonsense EnjoyYourPrivilege DefundTheBBC

BBC Radio 4 - Woman's Hour, Women and Gaming;How can gender equality be ensured in the theatre following the coronavirus pandemic? We speak to MaureenBeattie2 President of Equity, and Jennifer Tuckett, Director of University Women in the Arts and Literary Director of the Sphinx Theatre Love this:) Used to sneak into my son’s bedroom for a few quick games of Sonic the Hedgehog when there was nobody around ... They are fab! Love these ladies

Lynn + Lucy review – gruelling tragedy with a batsqueak of horrorIn Fyzal Boulifa’s fiercely impressive feature debut, set on a Leicester housing estate, two childhood friends try to navigate adult lives that turn toxic

The 'rough sex defence' has been banned - men can no longer blame women for their own deathsThe Government will amend the Domestic Abuse Bill to outlaw the 'rough sex defence'. Harriet Harman MP explains how it happened Only men blaming women is it? Should have been done long ago. No excuse for domestic violence. seems like a no-brainer. hard to believe it was anything but before. sad. but a welcome relief now.

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