On the Rag: In which January has felt 40,000 years long

Alex Casey, Leonie Hayden and Michèle A’Court tackle the past month in women, news and popular culture, with thanks to our friends at The Women’s Bookshop

It began with a Gillette razor and it ended with a whole week of New Zealand rape culture under a microscope. January was a rough one for sure, so join us in our extremely hot studio as we try to figure out what in the hell is going on around us. Why give The Roast Busters a voice? Why should a woman be ordered to pay her abuser in court? And what in the hell does Piers Morgan have to be angry about NOW?

We also look at the rise of body dysmorphia thanks to social media and selfie filters, ask The Pope himself to apologise for ruining the pill for decades, and atone for our feminist sins of the month. Head to our Facebook page for a chance to win What You Wish For by Catherine Robertson from The Women’s Bookshop, and enjoy their bestsellers for January:

1. Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver
2. The Flame by Leonard Cohen
3. Happiness by Aminatta Forna
4. Less: A Novel by Andrew Sean Greer
5. Normal People by Sally Rooney
6. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
7. Ottolenghi Simple by Yotam Ottolenghi
8. The Fast 800: How to Combine Rapid Weight Loss & Intermittent Fasting for Long-term Health by Michael Mosley
9. Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie
10. Becoming by Michele Obama

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