How Misogyny Is A Part Of Our Social Systems

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U.S. Sen. Kristin Gillibrand
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., attends a news conference, Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Gillibrand says President Donald Trump’s latest tweet about her was a “sexist smear” aimed at silencing her voice. AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin

What, exactly, is misogyny, and how does it differ from sexism? That’s a question we explore this hour with a moral philosopher who defines misogyny not as deep hatred by men towards women and girls but rather as social systems where women face hostility because they’re a woman in a man’s world.

We also explore the role of misogyny in our social systems, consider the power of the #MeToo Movement, and look at what would need to change in order to address the problem.

Listeners, let us know – how has misogyny affected your life? How do you think it affects our society and our culture? What would you do to change this? Have you behaved in a misogynistic manner? What did you do to stop behaving that way in the future? Do you think misogyny isn’t a big deal anymore? Why?

You can be a part of the discussion by calling 800-642-1234 during the show. You can also share your thoughts and experiences by emailing, posting on The Ideas Network Facebook page and mentioning @wprmornings on Twitter.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Breann Schossow Producer
  • Michelle Johnson Technical Director
  • Kate Manne Guest

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