Slate’s DoubleX Gabfest discuss the sexism behind the Nobel Prizes.

The Case for Adding the Nobel Prizes to Our List of Sexist Things

The Case for Adding the Nobel Prizes to Our List of Sexist Things

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Oct. 20 2016 4:29 PM
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How Sexist Are the Nobel Prizes, Really?

The ladies of the DoubleX Gabfest discuss.

The laureate medal featuring the portrait of Alfred Nobel is seen before a press conference of the Nobel Committee to announce the winner of the 2015 Nobel Medicine Prize on October 5, 2015 at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden.
The laureate medal featuring the portrait of Alfred Nobel.

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In the Slate Plus bonus segment of Thursday’s edition of the DoubleX Gabfest, hosts Noreen Malone, Hanna Rosin, and June Thomas consider whether the Nobel Prizes are sexist.

How do the traditions of the Nobel Prizes support sexism? What goes into the selection process of picking the winners? And how does it have to do with how we think about geniuses?

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