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Freakonomics Radio: Women Are Not Men

Airs Monday, June 16 at 9pm on 93.9FM

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Monday, June 16, 2014

Broadcast Time: Monday, June 16 at 9pm on 93.9FM

Women are different from men, by a lot, in some key areas. For example, the data show that women don’t: drown, edit Wikipedia, commit crime, or file patents at anywhere near the same rate as men do. How else are women different? They have made significant economic gains over the past 30 years and yet they are less happy now.

So how do we explain this paradox? In this episode of Freakonomics Radio, host Stephen Dubner looks at some of the ways in which women are not men. Later in the hour, Dubner talks to Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker about his surprising view of the history of violence: the world is a much more peaceful place than it has ever been.

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Comments [3]

Gail from Harlem

The message of this piece is that women are BETTER than men. Women teachers, who commit statutory rape with their children, do not get sent to jail. Crystal Gail Mangum, who lied about getting raped, ruined the lives of 3 young white men, was not even charged with the two-bit crime of obstructing governmental administration. Women enjoy carrying on as recklessly as men but, when caught, they love to be treated like women (ie, blameless infants). Have you ever heard a woman cry, "My body, my responsibility"?!

Jun. 17 2014 07:30 AM
Pat from NJ

I agree with bb. I have WQXR on for much of the day, but would sometimes switch over to NYC if I knew your schedule. I read about programs I would enjoy but don't know when they will be on or if they already have run.

Jun. 16 2014 09:53 AM
bb from ny

it will be nice to have the WNYC shows and time they come on. Come on you guys are too advanced not to have that on your web site. I know all your shows are good but it will be nice to know when they come on

Mar. 06 2014 12:01 PM

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