S3 E3: Skeleton War

August 8, 2018

A few hundred years ago, the great thinkers of the Enlightenment began to declare that “all men are created equal.” Some of them said that notion should include women, too. Why did those feminists—most of them men, by the way—lose the fight? How did the patriarchy survive the Enlightenment?

Co-hosts John Biewen and Celeste Headlee look into these questions, with historians Londa Schiebinger of Stanford and Toby Ditz of Johns Hopkins, and sociologist Lisa Wade of Occidental College.

Music by Alex Weston, and by Evgueni and Sacha Galperine. Music and production help from Joe Augustine at Narrative Music.

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2 comments on “S3 E3: Skeleton War

  1. Jason Aug 18, 2018

    Seems like a perfect moment for Chenjerai to come back and say hello. Missing him.

  2. Liz Riley Sep 18, 2020

    Mr. Rogers and Maggie Thatcher.
    Why did you use the diminutive of Margaret?