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More Perfect: Sex Appeal

More Perfect: Sex Appeal

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With Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the news and on the big screen recently, we decided to play the More Perfect show about her from back in November of 2017. This is the story of how Ginsburg, as a young lawyer at the ACLU, convinced an all-male Supreme Court to take discrimination against women seriously - using a case on discrimination against men. 


This episode was reported by Julia Longoria.


Special thanks to Stephen Wiesenfeld, Alison Keith, and Bob Darcy.


Supreme Court archival audio comes from Oyez®, a free law project in collaboration with the Legal Information Institute at Cornell.


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Comments (11)

Mick Harrison

Time for RGB to go! 😀

Mar 10th
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Luke Alley

i love the show, but these social justice type topics are getting old. I got nothing against the topics themselves, civil rights are important and all, but I started listening to this show because it would spark my curiosity. there used to be more science, and psychology topics. it's just sad to me because this show used to make me feel like a kid discovering the world again while I listened on long road trips, nobody does the science stuff like you guys. I think alot of people would agree when I say that many of us came here because you guys made absolutely INCREDIBLE science episodes, like hall of fame status. this gender studies and feminism stuff just doesn't blow my mind. I'm just hearing the same stuff I hear everywhere, and thus I have to look elsewhere for intellectually enriching, and original content. radiolab is no longer either of those ):

Feb 13th
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Casey Walker

Luke Alley I agree with most of this. I don't know if I am young in terms of the podcasting demographic, but I feel like there may be some preaching to the choir happening when it comes to these topics. Maybe a branch off channel would be one way to carry the torch-- not neglecting these issues, but still keeping the integrity of the original program's concept?

Feb 14th
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V F

I'm so tired of these topics, bring the science back

Feb 6th
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John Castillo

V F Yes! These topics are important, but this just isn't what I originally got into this podcast for.

Feb 12th
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Kevin Smith

Eric Burton Martin agreed!

Feb 12th
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Cunicularius 639

This shit is fuckin cut short, wtf

Jan 26th
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Adroxlincoln

Cunicularius 639 Do u even support?

Jan 28th
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Holly Noel

Music at 345 made me feel sick. Dislike

Jan 23rd
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Bedlam Biscuit

Holly Noel great review skills Holly

Jan 25th
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In the No Part 2
In the year since accusations of sexual assault were first brought against Harvey Weinstein, our news has been flooded with stories of sexual misconduct, indicting very visible figures in our public life. Most of these cases have involved unequivocal breaches of consent, some of which have been criminal. But what have also emerged are conversations surrounding more difficult situations to parse – ones that exist in a much grayer space. When we started our own reporting through this gray zone, we stumbled into a challenging conversation that we can’t stop thinking about. In this second episode of ‘In the No’, radio-maker Kaitlin Prest joins us for a conversation with Hanna Stotland, an educational consultant who specializes in crisis management. Her clients include students who have been expelled from school for sexual misconduct. In the aftermath, Hanna helps them reapply to school. While Hanna shares some of her more nuanced and confusing cases, we wrestle with questions of culpability, generational divides, and the utility of fear in changing our culture.Advisory: This episode contains some graphic language and descriptions of very sensitive sexual situations, including discussions of sexual assault, consent and accountability, which may be very difficult for people to listen to. Visit The National Sexual Assault Hotline at online.rainn.org for resources and support. This episode was reported with help from Becca Bressler and Shima Oliaee, and produced with help from Rachael Cusick. Special thanks to Ben Burke and Jackson Prince.Support Radiolab today at Radiolab.org/donate. 

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More Perfect: Sex Appeal

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