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In Defense of Women

H. L. Mencken

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)

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)
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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)

Language:

English

Narrators:

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Length:

4h 20m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

14:44


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

24:16


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

23:45


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

23:28


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

24:33


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

25:48


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

22:13


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

21:47


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

19:06


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

24:12


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

14:33


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

22:27