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Selina Todd on Woman’s Hour

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LiterallyProblematic Thu 12-Mar-20 10:06:25

Selina Todd on Woman’s Hour talking about Women’s History Month, with no mention of any controversy. Brilliant!

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Melioration Thu 12-Mar-20 10:10:53

I am listening now.

JM has a book about historical women.

Melioration Thu 12-Mar-20 10:17:07

Did anyone catch the book recommendations?

R0wantrees Thu 12-Mar-20 13:42:25

JM has a book about historical women.

She has two, the first was about women in Britain, the second is worldwide.

Dame Jenni Murray - 'A History of Britain in 21 Women.'
JM toured discussing the first book:
"Dame Jenni's talk is a polite yet passionate fingers up to history’s attempts to silence women, on the very week Millicent Fawcett’s statue was unveiled on parliament square.

Jenni began writing her a book ‘A History of Britain in 21 Women’ in 2015 after learning that the women’s movement might be erased from the A level history curriculum.

Her lecture is a whirlwind tour of some of the books more colourful characters – from Boadicea to the Iron Lady, Elizabeth I to Ethel Smith, featuring personal anecdotes (interviewing Thatcher after her deposition) and offering fascinating insight into some of suffrage’s lesser known stories (suffragette cricket lessons for more accomplished brick throwing)."

No-platformed at Oxford University:

'A History of the World in 21 Women: A Personal Selection'
by Jenni Murray

"They led while others followed. They stood up and spoke out when no one else would. They broke the mould in art, music and literature. Each of them fought, in their own way, for change. Encompassing artists, politicians, activists, reporters and heads of state from past and present, A History of the World in 21 Women celebrates the lives, struggles and achievements of women who have had a profound impact on the shaping of our world. Jenni's 21 are: Joan of Arc, Artemesia Gentileschi, Angela Merkel, Benazir Bhutto, Hillary Clinton, Coco Chanel, Empress Dowager Cixi, Catherine the Great, Clara Schumann, Hatshepsut, Wangari Maathai, Golda Meir, Frida Kahlo, Toni Morrison, Margaret Atwood, Isabella of Castile, Cathy Freeman, Anna Politokovskaya, Sirimavo Bandaranaike, Madonna and Marie Curie."

nonsenceagain Thu 12-Mar-20 19:25:33

She was brilliant as usual.

SonicVersusGynaephobia Fri 13-Mar-20 07:48:28

I like to think Jenny Murray having Selina Todd on WH, in her usual role of talking about Other Things she's an expert, in is a very pointed Fuck You to the anti-women extremists.

Lordfrontpaw Fri 13-Mar-20 08:30:58

There will be tantrums if they were not mentioned. Every conversation somehow needs to centre certain topics.

Languishingfemale Fri 13-Mar-20 19:24:21

Just listened to this. Selina was excellent - as usual.

Melroses Fri 13-Mar-20 20:31:40

The book recommendations were:

Sylvia Pankhurst's the Suffragette movement

Margaret Foster Hidden Lives
Kristin Gohdsee Why women have better sex under socialism

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