Subject To Power

How did women of the world end up subjugated, exploited and at the bottom of all social orders? What is universal male domination doing to humanity and our planet? Host Elle Kamihira investigates with an international lineup of guests.

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Jan. 31, 2023

Orgasm At Any Cost

If we were to devise a mechanism by which male power writ large can reach the innermost center of female power - and maim or destroy it - it would look like the internet-fueled sexual exploitation industries that are now …

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Jan. 17, 2023

The Girls Work

What happens in the course of our childhood that shapes girls and boys so differently? Why do men and women end up with such vastly different psychologies and moralities? Those are questions Carol Gilligan has grappled with since she exploded …

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Jan. 3, 2023

Shakespeare’s Murderers

Centuries before psychoanalysis was born, William Shakespeare was analyzing the root causes of male violence and giving detailed, intimate, almost microscopic second-to-second descriptions of what goes on in the minds and hearts of violent men. Wh...

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Dec. 19, 2022

Covert Operations

We may think of military and war as strictly male pursuits - but governments and militaries all over the world spend a lot of man-hours strategizing about the different kinds of women they need to control to do the war-waging, …

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Dec. 5, 2022

Unnatural Authority

If we ask what the key instruments are, by which male power and control is maintained - family court is right at the top of the list. As an institution, family court operates in near-total secrecy, cloaked in privacy laws, …

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Nov. 21, 2022

Resource Extraction

Revolutionary advancements in biotechnologies has created a massive industry known as 'third-party reproduction' which has moved the process of procreation out of the domain of womanhood and into the hands of medicine and commerce. Women, or their eg...

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Nov. 10, 2022

Sex, Lies & Lies About Sex

Women always face conflicting cultural narratives in which our sex plays a central role, and much of the time the rhetoric in the foreground is there to cover up a very different reality in the background. In this episode Elle …

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Nov. 1, 2022

Endless Enclosures

For women and girls, studying history rarely gives us the answers we seek about how we arrived here. Official history is written by men about men, about male projects, enterprise and progress, and women are all but footnotes. Elle speaks …

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Oct. 19, 2022

The Oldest Trauma

What if misogyny is not the hatred of women - but a phobia? What if patriarchy is not a power structure - but a pathology? And what if we could trace these twin phenomena back to their point of origin …

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Oct. 13, 2022

The Oldest Tyranny

Despite great social diversity across the planet, it is an observable fact that males subordinates females across almost all human cultures. Elle speaks with securities scholar Dr. Valerie Hudson about how this ancient sexual order came to be, the role …

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Oct. 11, 2022

Introducing: Subject To Power with Elle Kamihira

Subject To Power is a sprawling investigation into universal female subjugation and male domination, the forces that keeps us unequal, and what it all means.

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