How Ruth Bader Ginsburg convinced the Supreme Court to take on discrimination against women, by taking a case involving discrimination against men.
The downside of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy in the African-American is how his idea of masculinity is used against women and anyone who doesn’t fit into the perception of respectability.
This episode focuses on the way in which scientific ideas spread and how they are accepted within communities. It focuses on the dissemination of misinformation, but also how it is a necessity that we accept scientific ideas without having individually tested them. I was particularly intrigued to learn about Mary Wortley Montagu, who spread the idea of smallpox inoculation in 18th century England, around the same time Cotton Mather was doing so in Boston. Rather unfairly, I hadn’t heard her story before.
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