Over the last ten years, author, journalist, and broadcaster Caitlin Moran has learnt that we have to allow feminism to evolve as both society and our own priorities change. In this chat with Fearne, Caitlin explores the benefits of social media in amplifying women’s voices, why it’s so important for women to stop picking apart their own bodies, and how best to prepare children for the adult world they’ll soon find themselves in.CONTENT WARNING: This episode contains frank chat about eating disorders and sexual assault.Thanks to Stripe and Stare for sponsoring this series of Happy Place. Use the code HP20 when you make your purchase at stripeandstare.com for a 20% discount.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
My guest today is a multi-award winning journalist, international best-selling author of ‘How To Be A Woman’ and broadcaster. She has been named as one of Britain’s most influential women and her new book is called ‘More Than A Woman’. I am talking today with Caitlin Moran.The Positivity Podcast sees Paul McKenna interview some of the world's most interesting people. From film stars, to entrepreneurs and entertainers, you'll learn the tips and tricks that the best in the business use to stay positive.Don't forget to rate and subscribe to the podcast and share your best bits from the episode online.Paul McKenna Twitter: @ImPaulMcKenna Paul McKenna Instagram: @IamPaulMcKenna
Female truckers; Dealing with disappointment; Caitlin Moran; Maternity failings
There is currently a huge shortage of road hauliers in the UK. According to the Road Haulage Association, up to 100,000 more lorry drivers are needed to transport the food, medicines and equipment vital to the UK economy. It’s estimated that 95% of all the products we consume are at some point moved around by road freight. And with Brexit, the Suez Canal blockage, and coronavirus restrictions causing big logistical issues, more people are urgently needed…. But of the half a million licensed lorry drivers, only 5% are women. Why is this? And what would encourage more women to get behind the wheel? Emma speaks to driver Suzy Mackenzie and Kate Lester, the Chief Executive of Diamond Logistics.Disappointment is a fact of life, but that doesn't make it any easier when it comes. At last night's Wimbledon, 18 year old British wildcard Emma Raducanu had to retire from her last-16 match after suffering apparent breathing difficulties. Although we're still not sure exactly what happened, it's not a huge leap of imagination to say that she'll be disappointed to see the end of her dream debut. But what can us mere mortals take from it? Annabel Croft, BBC tennis commentator and former British number one, and Julia Samuels, psychotherapist and author of 'This Too Will Pass: Stories of Crisis, Change and Hopeful Beginnings', talk about the nature of disappointment and the strategies we can use to pick ourselves up again.Caitlin Moran is a journalist and columnist at The Times. Her first book ‘How to Be a Woman” came out in 2011 and has sold more than a million copies in 28 countries. The sequel ‘More than a Woman’ came out last year and is out in paperback today. She is currently on a live UK tour and joins Emma to talk about motherhood, daughters, female friendship and coming to terms with getting older.Maternity services in England are failing mothers and babies leading to hundreds of avoidable deaths each year, according to a damning report by the Health and Social Care committee on maternity safety in England. It also describes a "debilitating culture of blame" preventing lessons being learned from previous tragedies. Jeremy Hunt, the former health secretary and chair of the committee pointed out that 1,000 more babies a year would survive if England's maternity services were as safe as Sweden's. The committee's report found although maternity safety had improved, the deaths of a number of newborn babies at several hospitals in recent years were a reminder that much more needs to be done. Emma is joined by Dame Professor Lesley Regan, Head of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at St Mary’s, Imperial College and past President of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.
Caitlin Moran is the UK’s funniest feminist. Her memoirs, columns and essays tackle all of the things we care about... sex, family, politics and dismantling the patriarchy. This event was recorded live at All About Women in 2021, where she joined us from London in a wild, occasionally angry, and extremely fun conversation with broadcaster, Yumi Stynes. - You can watch this talk along with the others recorded at the All About Women festival, on Stream, the new streaming service from the Sydney Opera House. Register for free now and start watching. Follow the Sydney Opera House on: Instagram, Twitter and Facebook
BAFTA Must-See Moment Special (with Nicola Coughlan, Toby Alexander-Smith & Caitlin Moran)
Nihal, Scott and Hayley are joined by BAFTA judge Caitlin Moran to talk through the six nominees for the Virgin Media BAFTA Must-See Moment award. They’re joined by Bridgerton’s Nicola Coughlan, Eastenders’ Toby Alexander-Smith and Pete and Sophie from Gogglebox.
But why is middle age so freeing for women? This week Clemmie talks to author and journalist Caitlin Moran about Womanhood, specifically about what it is to live in a constant state of evolution. How we never really ‘become ourselves’ (as we might have imagined we would as kids), and instead are continually changing - and while that is challenging as well as a gift.The conversation also strays into how problematic going for a wee in a jumpsuit can be and also why crisps really are our own true love; which arguably are both every bit as important as the nuts and bolts of womanhood. Resources:‘How to be a Woman’ by Caitlin Moran‘More Than a Woman’ by Caitlin Moran Clemmie mentions Fi & Jane’s ‘Fortunately’ podcastShameless plug:Clemmie’s Debut book “But Why? How to Answer Tricky Questions from Kids by Having Honest Conversation with Yourself’ is available to preorder now, it includes a section on ‘Big Questions’ which was definitely a case of ‘biting off more than you can chew’Got any comments, queries or questions? I would love to hear from you on email@example.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
‘First, you have to learn how to be a woman. Then middle age arrives, and you realise you have to become … more than a woman. To those around you, you’re now the Fourth Emergency Service.” – Caitlin Moran Caitlin Moran was home-educated on a Wolverhampton council estate and went onto become the most iconic columnist and critic of her generation. From How to Be a Woman to Moranifesto, How to Build a Girl to Channel 4 sitcom Raised by Wolves, her game-changing take on feminism, the patriarchy and becoming a woman is above all things a cry ‘to live a full, open-hearted, joyous life’ (Sunday Times). She joins the How To Academy Podcast for a riotous, heart-felt celebration of all those middle-aged women whose stories never get made into TV shows, or movies - but who, none-the-less, keep the world turning. As Caitlin says, “Take up your space, dude – you’ve earned it.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Author, journalist, and broadcaster Caitlin Moran joins Jameela this week to discuss how she became a writer, her knack for explaining feminism to young women in bars, how to become a "big ball of love" to a child with an eating disorder, the ways she failed and learned in her own daughter's eating disorder journey, how eating disorders can happen at any size, why superhero movies are really about motherhood, and her book More Than A Woman, which is out now.
#292 Caitlin Moran: How To Be A Woman, 10 Years On
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Today's guest is the brilliant Caitlin Moran! Award-winning columnist, author, scriptwriter. She is the eldest of eight children, grew up in Wolverhampton and she published her first novel at the age of 16. She then became a columnist at The Times aged 18 and has gone on to be named Columnist of the Year six times. Her popular novel How to Build a Girl is now a movie with Beanie Feldstein playing her. She is perhaps most known for her multi-award-winning bestseller How to Be a Woman which has now been published in 28 countries and won the British Book Awards’ Book of the Year 2011. I read How To Be a Woman when I was 21, and like most people it had a profound effect on me and was my first introduction to the world of feminism. Now she has released a follow up book, ten years later, called More Than A Woman, it was so great getting to talk to her about everything thats gone on since HTBAW came out. We talk about the book, why she wrote it, helping a loved one who is struggling and of course some writing tips. Really enjoyed this chat - and hope you do too! If you enjoyed please feel free to leave a review. :) Thank you! xoSee acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In the last episode of Series 2, best-selling writer Caitlin Moran chats to Lorraine and Trish about how heading into peri-menopause took her completely by surprise, when she thought she knew everything there was to know about being a woman. Find out how she coped when her daughter battled an eating disorder, why witches are cool and how she finally gave in to yoga... Plus: What to do when your teens finally flee the nest and, for the first time, Lorraine tackles her frown lines with Botox.To get in touch, ask a question or share your midlife story, DM us @postcardsfrommidife.com, join our Facebook Group, or email us firstname.lastname@example.orgDisclaimer: all advice in this podcast is based on your own experiences. Please seek professional medical or expert advice if you think you have any of the conditions or issues discussed in this episodeSee acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.