SIM Ep 196 Chops 82: The real East End women

Author Kate Thompson's brilliant new book The Stepney Doorstep Society tells us about an East End was run by matriarchs during the Second World War. Hannah went to meet Kate, along with Marie, one of the women featured in the book, to talk the Bethnal Green tube disaster, backstreet abortions, sex education and evacuees. Plus they ponder whether women really can "have it all" in the 21st century. When you've finished this Chops, maybe pop over to listen to the latest in our LGBT History Month series, when Hannah is talking to Olivia Potter-Hughes about the campaign for marriage equality in Northern Ireland.

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