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The Oppressed Majority

From: Voices of Our World
Length: 27:59

Our guests are Mary Hudson and Jenny Holland, wife and daughter of Jack Holland, the author of ?Misogyny: The World?s Oldest Prejudice.?

Default-piece-image-0 Part One: The Oppressed Majority Ever since Eve bit into the apple, women have been exploited, demonized and discriminated against by men. Men who often have mothers, sisters, and daughters of their very own. Today on Voices of Our World we explore misogyny, its? origins, and how its? effects have altered the history of mankind. The battles fought by women to overcome male imposed, sexist institutional barriers in the workplace, the ballot box, and in their private lives are only the public manifestation of the personal, individual struggles that countless women have waged in the name of equality. Women often have their first encounters with misogyny as girls, frequently at the hands of loved ones who pass down sexist and antiquated beliefs onto their children. Our guests are Mary Hudson and Jenny Holland, wife and daughter of Jack Holland, the author of ?Misogyny: The World?s Oldest Prejudice.? Sadly, Jack Holland passed away before he could publish his book ?Misogyny: The World Oldest Prejudice?, but his wife and daughter, Mary Hudson and Jenny Holland, took it upon themselves to find a publisher as a labor of love for their late father and husband. OPTIONAL CUTAWAY CUE: ?You?re listening to Voices of Our World" at 14:00. Part Two: Battle of the Sexes Domestic violence, healthcare, education, family values, these are all issues we must confront together as a society, but they are intrinsically women?s issues as well. And as usual, whenever an issue concerns women, misogyny and its pernicious effects are a factor. Although women are the majority of the U.S. population, our laws, customs, and culture hardly reflect this fact. Just a quick glance at how women are often objectified as sex objects, portrayed as less intelligent, and dissuaded from speaking their mind in our society, and one can easily see that women aren?t the ones in control. Granted, many women have succeeded and have become powerful players in our society, but have women succeeded? What does the new face of feminism look like and what are its priorities? Men often ask ?what do women want?, and now it?s a woman?s job to tell them. We continue our discussion with Mary Hudson and Jenny Holland on Voices of Our World

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Part One: The Oppressed Majority Ever since Eve bit into the apple, women have been exploited, demonized and discriminated against by men. Men who often have mothers, sisters, and daughters of their very own. Today on Voices of Our World we explore misogyny, its? origins, and how its? effects have altered the history of mankind. The battles fought by women to overcome male imposed, sexist institutional barriers in the workplace, the ballot box, and in their private lives are only the public manifestation of the personal, individual struggles that countless women have waged in the name of equality. Women often have their first encounters with misogyny as girls, frequently at the hands of loved ones who pass down sexist and antiquated beliefs onto their children. Our guests are Mary Hudson and Jenny Holland, wife and daughter of Jack Holland, the author of ?Misogyny: The World?s Oldest Prejudice.? Sadly, Jack Holland passed away before he could publish his book ?Misogyny: The World Oldest Prejudice?, but his wife and daughter, Mary Hudson and Jenny Holland, took it upon themselves to find a publisher as a labor of love for their late father and husband. OPTIONAL CUTAWAY CUE: ?You?re listening to Voices of Our World" at 14:00. Part Two: Battle of the Sexes Domestic violence, healthcare, education, family values, these are all issues we must confront together as a society, but they are intrinsically women?s issues as well. And as usual, whenever an issue concerns women, misogyny and its pernicious effects are a factor. Although women are the majority of the U.S. population, our laws, customs, and culture hardly reflect this fact. Just a quick glance at how women are often objectified as sex objects, portrayed as less intelligent, and dissuaded from speaking their mind in our society, and one can easily see that women aren?t the ones in control. Granted, many women have succeeded and have become powerful players in our society, but have women succeeded? What does the new face of feminism look like and what are its priorities? Men often ask ?what do women want?, and now it?s a woman?s job to tell them. We continue our discussion with Mary Hudson and Jenny Holland on Voices of Our World

Timing and Cues

*End Cue: ?And please be sure to join us next time for more Voices of Our World.? At 28:00?.
*Can be broadcast at 14:00 or 28:00 minutes. Format fits well into either time slot?.
*Host: Eileen Bott

Related Website

http://www.voicesofourworld.org