Difficult Women By Helen Lewis

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012020062320200622 (R4)An account of the complexities of being difficult and the necessity of being so to achieve change.

Loosely described as a history of feminism, Difficult Women brings into focus some of the lesser known women pioneers and uses their failures and successes to tell the story of how progress has been made, and sometimes thwarted.

Helen Lewis writes with a very engaging mix of wit and determination, wearing her passion lightly but never making light of the challenges and the pain endured by those she writes about.

Written and Read by Helen Lewis
Abridged by Jill Waters and Isobel Creed
Produced by Jill Waters
A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4

In politics, the workplace and love and marriage, difficult women have fought for change.

Book of the Week. Helen Lewis examines the lives of women who made a difference.

012020062320200622 (R4)In politics, the workplace and love and marriage, difficult women have fought for change.

Book of the Week. Helen Lewis examines the lives of women who made a difference.

0220200623
0220200623An account of the complexities of being difficult and the necessity of being so to achieve change.

Loosely described as a history of feminism, Difficult Women looks at a series of fights. Each episode brings into focus some of the lesser known women pioneers and uses their failures and successes to tell the story of how progress has been made, and sometimes thwarted.

Helen Lewis writes with a very engaging mix of wit and determination, wearing her passion lightly but never making light of the challenges and the pain endured by those she writes about. She also brings in her own experiences and makes the story feel relevant to today and to a younger generation who may find the term feminist carries awkward or just ill-informed baggage.

In Episode 2, we look at the the grim history of force-feeding suffragettes and how class played its role in the way women were treated in prison.

Written and Read by Helen Lewis
Abridged by Isobel Creed and Produced by Jill Waters
A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4

The fight for universal suffrage is well known, but some of the key advocates are not.

Book of the Week. Helen Lewis examines the lives of women who made a difference.

0220200623The fight for universal suffrage is well known, but some of the key advocates are not.

Book of the Week. Helen Lewis examines the lives of women who made a difference.

0320200624An account of the complexities of being ‘difficult’ and the necessity of being so to achieve change.

Loosely described as a history of feminism, Difficult Women looks at a series of fights. Each episode brings into focus some of the lesser known women pioneers and uses their failures and successes to tell the story of how progress has been made, and sometimes thwarted.

Helen Lewis writes with a very engaging mix of wit and determination, wearing her passion lightly but never making light of the challenges and the pain endured by those she writes about. She also brings in her own experiences and makes the story feel relevant to today and to a younger generation who may find the term ‘feminist’ carries awkward or just ill-informed baggage.

In Episode 3 - the first women's refuge was established by Erin Pizzey, who had a fraught relationship with the Women's Liberation movment.

Written and Read by Helen Lewis
Abridged by Isobel Creed and Jill Waters
Produced by Jill Waters
A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4

The women who rose above their circumstances to effect change in key areas of society.

Book of the Week. Helen Lewis examines the lives of women who made a difference.

0320200624The women who rose above their circumstances to effect change in key areas of society.

Book of the Week. Helen Lewis examines the lives of women who made a difference.

0320200624The women who rose above their circumstances to effect change in key areas of society.

Book of the Week. Helen Lewis examines the lives of women who made a difference.

0420200625
0420200625An account of the complexities of being ‘difficult’ and the necessity of being so to achieve change.

Loosely described as a history of feminism, Difficult Women looks at a series of fights. Each episode brings into focus some of the lesser known women pioneers and uses their failures and successes to tell the story of how progress has been made, and sometimes thwarted.

Helen Lewis writes with a very engaging mix of wit and determination, wearing her passion lightly but never making light of the challenges and the pain endured by those she writes about. She also brings in her own experiences and makes the story feel relevant to today and to a younger generation who may find the term ‘feminist’ carries awkward or just ill-informed baggage.

Episode 4 looks at the issue of time in relation to women's work at home and as wage earners.

Written and Read by Helen Lewis
Abridged by Isobel Creed and Jill Waters
Produced by Jill Waters
A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4

The women who rose above their circumstances to effect change in key areas of society.

Book of the Week. Helen Lewis examines the lives of women who made a difference.

0520200626
0520200626An account of the complexities of being ‘difficult’ and the necessity of being so to achieve change.

Loosely described as a history of feminism, Difficult Women looks at a series of fights. Each episode brings into focus some of the lesser known women pioneers and uses their failures and successes to tell the story of how progress has been made, and sometimes thwarted.

Helen Lewis writes with a very engaging mix of wit and determination, wearing her passion lightly but never making light of the challenges and the pain endured by those she writes about. She also brings in her own experiences and makes the story feel relevant to today and to a younger generation who may find the term ‘feminist’ carries awkward or just ill-informed baggage.

Episode 5: Britain's first openly gay MP, frequently erased from history, was a woman, Maureen Colquhoun.

Written and Read by Helen Lewis
Abridged by Isobel Creed and Jill Waters
Produced by Jill Waters
A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4

The women who rose above their circumstances to effect change in key areas of society.

Book of the Week. Helen Lewis examines the lives of women who made a difference.