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Women in Power

Ep. 44

What do Hatshepsut and Hillary Clinton have in common?


Well, what do they have in common with the vast majority of women who have been so successful as to gain power? Women like Britain’s new Prime Minister, Liz Truss, just the third woman to hold the title.


They have been subject to some very specific criticism which, whether it’s based on their looks or their character, would be unlikely to be directed at men in the same position.


We’re joined again Betwixt the Sheets by Eleanor Herman, whose new book ‘Off With Her Head: Three Thousand Years of Demonising Women in Power’ is out now.


*WARNING there are naughty words and adult themes in this episode*


Produced by Charlotte Long and Sophie Gee. Mixed by Sophie Gee.


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