About the Episode
Around the world, authoritarianism is rising, and women’s rights are declining—and it’s not a coincidence that’s happening at the same time. On Deep Dish, we revisit a conversation with Valerie Hudson and Zoe Marks to explain how sexism undermines national security, why autocrats are afraid of women, and why progress on gender equality is essential for stability, democracy, and prosperity.
- What You Do to Your Women, You Do to Your Nation, Valerie Hudson, New York Times
- Revenge of the Patriarchs: Why Autocrats Fear Women, Zoe Marks and Erica Chenoweth, Foreign Affairs
[This episode originally aired on March 10, 2022]
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