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Female Dominance, Age Hypogamy, and Being a Free Agent with Wednesday Martin, Ph.D

May 30, 2024


We’re exploring all avenues of empowerment this week, from female friendship to being a “Free Agent”, bonobos vs. chimps, and even exploring age hypogamy relationships.


Wednesday Martin, Ph.D. joins Dr. Kate on this week’s episode of Get Naked to talk about: • Recent studies on female friendship and the crucial role it plays in women’s lives • The benefits of decentering men • Bonobos, chimps, and the key differences of their social structures (including what we can learn from bonobos) • Why younger men reported wanting to be with older women • The concept of new masculinities And truly SO much more!


By the end of this episode, you may be asking yourself, “How can I live more like a bonobo?” Wednesday Martin, Ph.D. has been a writer and social researcher in New York City (and now Los Angeles) for over two decades. Her writing explores gender, parenting and motherhood, popular culture, and female sexuality. Her memoir, Primates of Park Avenue, is a hilarious, touching, and insightful look into the exotic world of Manhattan motherhood. Her book Stepmonster, a finalist for the prestigious Books for a Better Life Award, is widely considered the “go-to” source for stepmothers, adult stepchildren, therapists and others who seek a uniquely candid, interdisciplinary, cross-cultural and comprehensive look at the topic. You can check out more of Wednesday’s work here: http://wednesdaymartin.com/

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