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Eve Ensler, White Pearl, White Plimsolls Woman's Hour

Eve Ensler’s play The Vagina Monologues was first performed in 1996 and became a worldwide phenomenon. Her recent book The Apology is an imagined letter from her father apologising to her for a lifetime of devastating sexual, physical and emotional abuse. She tells Jenni why she's written the book from the perspective of her father and why it might provide a blue-print for apologies in the #metoo era.

In the European Elections over the weekend nearly half of the elected MEPs were women. Significantly, all three of them in Northern Ireland are now women. We analyse fast-moving politics from a Woman’s Hour point of view with Helen Lewis.

White Pearl is a comedy set in a Singapore-based cosmetics company which is having a PR crisis. The play is about an advert for a skin-lightening cream which goes public by accident but the problem is, it's racist. Jenni speaks to Anchuli ‘Felicia’ King, the writer of the play, and Kae Alexander who's one of the six Asian women trying to get the ad taken down as it goes viral. The play's on at The Royal Court in London.

White plimsolls are in fashion, so what's their history and why do we love them? We speak to Thomas Turner, author of The Sports Shoe: A History From Field To Fashion , and to Hannah Rochelle, author of the shoe-dedicated En Brogue book and blog.

Eve Ensler’s play The Vagina Monologues was first performed in 1996 and became a worldwide phenomenon. Her recent book The Apology is an imagined letter from her father apologising to her for a lifetime of devastating sexual, physical and emotional abuse. She tells Jenni why she's written the book from the perspective of her father and why it might provide a blue-print for apologies in the #metoo era.

In the European Elections over the weekend nearly half of the elected MEPs were women. Significantly, all three of them in Northern Ireland are now women. We analyse fast-moving politics from a Woman’s Hour point of view with Helen Lewis.

White Pearl is a comedy set in a Singapore-based cosmetics company which is having a PR crisis. The play is about an advert for a skin-lightening cream which goes public by accident but the problem is, it's racist. Jenni speaks to Anchuli ‘Felicia’ King, the writer of the play, and Kae Alexander who's one of the six Asian women trying to get the ad taken down as it goes viral. The play's on at The Royal Court in London.

White plimsolls are in fashion, so what's their history and why do we love them? We speak to Thomas Turner, author of The Sports Shoe: A History From Field To Fashion , and to Hannah Rochelle, author of the shoe-dedicated En Brogue book and blog.

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