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PodcastsMay 7, 2019

On the Rag: Don’t buy your Mum scales for Mother’s Day


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

This month on On the Rag, we look back at the month of April and yes we are very late and we’re very sorry. Mother’s Day is around the corner, and brands are doing the absolute most to make the worst gift suggestions of all time. Farmers is encouraging you to buy 11 different hair removal machines, and Michael Hill wants you to buy your Work Mum a lovely pair of studs, too.

There’s also story about a woman asked to cover up at her local pool, the viral breasts that reminded us all we have no idea what our bodies look like and a hurtful character lurking in Avengers: Endgame. We also nominate our Kia Ora Kuini of the month and remind you all that our webseries also exists and you should really watch it.

Head to our Facebook page for a chance to win Biased by Jennifer Eberhardt from The Women’s Bookshop, and enjoy their bestsellers for April:

1. Living & Caring: A Guide for Carers & People with Parkinson’s by Ann Andrews & Jennifer Dann
2. Loving Sylvie by Elizabeth Smither
3. Less: A Novel by Andrew Sean Greer
4. Happiness by Aminatta Forna
5. Tin Man by Sarah Winman
6. Machines Like Me  by Ian McEwen
7. Milkman by Anna Burns
8. Womankind: New Zealand Women Making a Difference by Margie Thomson
9. Lost and Wanted by Nell Freudenberger
10. The Recipe by Josh Emett


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