In Defense of Women

H. L. MENCKEN (1880 - 1956)

In Defense of Women is H. L. Mencken's 1918 book on women and the relationship between the sexes. Some laud the book as progressive while others brand it as reactionary. While Mencken didn't champion women's rights, he described women as wiser in many novel and observable ways, while demeaning average men. According to Mencken's biographer, Fred Hobson: Depending on the position of the reader, he was either a great defender of women's rights or, as a critic labelled him in 1916, 'the greatest misogynist since Schopenhauer','the country's high-priest of woman-haters.' (Summary from wikipedia)

Genre(s): Social Science

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Introduction ML Cohen
00:14:43
Play 01 I. The Feminine Mind ML Cohen
00:24:15
Play 02 IIA. The War Between the Sexes (Part 1) ML Cohen
00:23:44
Play 03 IIB. The War Between the Sexes (Part 2) ML Cohen
00:23:27
Play 04 IIIA. Marriage (Part 1) ML Cohen
00:24:32
Play 05 IIIB. Marriage (Part 2) ML Cohen
00:25:47
Play 06 IIIC. Marriage (Part 3) ML Cohen
00:22:12
Play 07 IVA. Woman Suffrage (Part 1) ML Cohen
00:21:46
Play 08 IVB. Woman Suffrage (Part 2) ML Cohen
00:19:05
Play 09 IVC. Woman Suffrage (Part 3) ML Cohen
00:24:11
Play 10 VA. The NewAge (Part 1) ML Cohen
00:14:32
Play 11 VB. The NewAge (Part 2) ML Cohen
00:22:26