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Woman's Hour featuring woman who stood up to sexist chants on the train NOW

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ElephantsAndMiasmas Fri 19-Nov-10 10:17:03

..the one who eventually stood in front o0f the train in protest, remember?

ElephantsAndMiasmas Fri 19-Nov-10 10:18:49

"Lisa Robinson got so sick of the sexist abuse she suffered while on a train that she decided to take matters into her own hands. She was shouted at and ridiculed by a gang of thirty football supporters. Getting no help from officials on the train she decided to stage her own protest by laying down in front of the train so it couldn’t pull out of the station. She joins Jenni to explain what happened and what she hoped to achieve."

R4 now - she is great. What a great thing to show her little boy too.

chaya5738 Fri 19-Nov-10 10:19:45

Argh, am not near a TV.

Prolesworth Fri 19-Nov-10 10:27:13

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sethstarkaddersmum Fri 19-Nov-10 10:29:20

chaya - it's Radio 4, not tv. Can one listen online live? If not you will be able to listen to it later via 'listen again'.

Lio Fri 19-Nov-10 10:29:57

I will try to 'listen again'. Thanks for the heads up.

chaya5738 Fri 19-Nov-10 10:40:59

Thanks Seth, I will listen again later (am currently in an open plan environment - must buy those headphones)

ElephantsAndMiasmas Fri 19-Nov-10 10:43:04

Slightly strange that the summary above leaves out why she did it in the first place. A young woman got on the train where she was with her husband and little boy, the football fans started shouted at the young woman to get her tits out, making other comments etc, so she intervened to stop them. The whole point of the story was that she wouldn't stand by and see someone being bullied and abused, and the male guard refusing to say or do anything about it.

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