Ayaan speaks with Valerie Hudson about patriarchy and its expressions throughout history. They also discuss dangerous practices that hold women back, such as child marriage, polygamy, and exclusion from inheritance.

Valerie M. Hudson is a University Distinguished Professor and holds the George H.W. Bush Chair in the Department of International Affairs at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University, where she directs the program on Women, Peace, and Security.

Her co-authored books include Bare Branches: The Security Implications of Asia’s Surplus Male PopulationSex and World PeaceThe Hillary Doctrine, and The First Political Order: How Sex Shapes Governance and National Security Worldwide.

She is a co-founder and principal investigator of The WomanStats Project (http://womanstats.org).

Follow her on Twitter @WomanStats, on Instagram @womanstats, and on Facebook at WomanStats Project.

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  1. Taras Coolidge
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    How the Catholic Church in the Middle Ages started the West on the path to women’s rights.

    Excellent podcast!

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  2. Henry Castaigne Member
    Henry Castaigne
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    Taras (View Comment):

    How the Catholic Church in the Middle Ages started the West on the path to women’s rights.

    Excellent podcast!

    The Catholic Church seems pretty good compared to everyone else at the time.

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