Oldfilibuster’s Rhyme & Reason – E19 – Medieval mindset is the mother of all misogyny

Misogyny is one of the most constantly repeated mistakes in history, a mistake made by generations of men who abused their positions of power. Even to this day in countries across the globe, many conveniently employ the lame excuses of ‘culture’ and ‘tradition’ to explain away some medieval practices or mindsets, denial of education being a major one, and something that Malala (Ushuvsi) Yousafzai, as a young teenager in Pakistan, almost lost her life for at the hands of the Taliban in 2012.  If half of the population of a country are not allowed to grow and develop into fully functioning adults that means that your country can only do half as well as it could do.

Produced and presented by Bernie Dwan