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Public Intellectual

Oct 21, 2019

Before DNA testing, the father was, ultimately, a question mark. Because paternity was always in question, there were legal, familial, societal, and national interest in finding ways either to definitely prove paternity or to disprove it. Nara Milanich joins Jessa to discuss how while patriarchy is dependent on the father to reproduce itself it is mostly myth and supposition, how America both sentimentalizes and forcibly breaks up families and has for decades, and the destabilizing force 23 and Me has been.

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