I have got as far as the intro - who wrote this shit?!
He's saying the removal of the Hylas and the Nymphs painting in Manchester was due to "feminists susceptibility ... or new puritanism", and "getting their knickers in a twist" and who then lost after an outcry, hence the painting's reinstatement.
It was always only a temporary removal, to provoke conversation. This has been completely misrepresented!
CecilyNeville, even after hearing that intro I foolishly listened to the whole thing.
If you continue listening, you'll hear from this charmer: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catherine_Hakim who is a favourite of the Daily Mail for writing articles about how it's wrong for women to starve their husbands of sex.
Glad someone has started this thread! Had to turn it over after the third woman (social scientist?).. it was all so shrill and aggressive. I thought it was odd how the women seemed to be all for the objectification and the men were the voices against? But the very way women were being discussed like this felt patronising and actually objectifying, like we are a thing that needs to be discussed! I felt baffled by the whole thing.
It's reassuring that Giles Fraser and Matthew Taylor were left baffled and spluttering at the end of it all.
Melanie Phillips and Claire Fox seems to entirely reject that 'choices' are not necessarily made freely, but within the context of society. I stand by the notion that if an action is 'empowering', men would be doing it; if men aren't 'choosing' to do it, ask yourself why.
After all that, I feel the need to listen to something about farming...
BLW Bridget Christie's new show was on R4 yesterday evening, worth a catch up listen.