BBC launches Woman’s Hour Power List 2014: highlights FGM in time for International Woman’s Day
BBC Radio 4 launched the Woman’s Hour Power List 2014 to identify the top 10 female ‘game changers’; changing the rules in culture, society and business in the United Kingdom today. Woman’s Hour Power List 2013 had 100 names, average age over 50, and many well-known. This year’s judges want the 2014 list to be younger and have unexpected names! Fahma Mohamed, the teenage female genital mutilation (FGM) campaigner was suggested as an ideal candidate: supported by the Guardian newspaper, she recently ran a petition to lobby the government to address FGM in the UK.
Epigenetics: epi what?
Pity the poor editor on BBC’s news programme “Breakfast” (11 jan 2011) subtitling, as Professor Robert Winston and others discussed the possibility of gender selection to "complete your family in the way you desire" i.e. to finally achieve that longed for girl or boy. Throughout the discussion the text editor had kept up admirably, coping…