Freakonomics Radio: Women Are Not Men


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.