Episode 12: Clinton and the Logic of Misogyny

Misogyny is hard to spell but much easier to find in modern politics and society.

How do you define misogyny? What’s the difference between misogyny and sexism? What role does misogyny play in modern politics? These are the questions that Kate Manne, assistant professor of philosophy at Cornell, addresses in conversation with host Chris Robichaud. Manne, the author of recently published book, Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny, helps explain how despite waning gender roles, misogyny is still alive and well. She walks us through examples from Clinton to Julia Gillard, former Prime Minister of Australia; and Oprah.

Kate Manne is an assistant professor of philosophy at Cornell University, having previously been a junior fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows from 2011–2013. She works in moral, social, and feminist philosophy. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Times Literary Supplement, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Huffington Post, and The New Philosopher.

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