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MFP Live: Karen Hinton Talks About ‘Penis Politics: A Memoir of Women, Men and Power’ 3/10, 6 p.m. CST

Karen Hinton, author of “Penis Politics: A Memoir of Women, Men and Power,” joins Donna Ladd and Kimberly Griffin as a guest on this week’s MFP Live, Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 6 p.m. Hinton learned first-hand how difficult the path to the top can be for a woman in a political culture traditionally dominated by men. More than once she saw her career derailed because of her refusal to stay silent about the bad behavior of powerful men.

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‘Don’t Stir Up the Past’: Probing Mississippi’s Silences, Investigating Disparities, Honored Nationally

In last week’s episode of MFP Live, Mississippi Free Press publisher Kimberly Griffin and I had what many people sadly might see as a traitorous conversation with Mount Olive, Miss., native and author Ralph Eubanks. We’re supposed to be “patriotic,” we’re told, and that means just talk about the good and honorable parts of Mississippi’s and the nation’s history. We’re not supposed to “probe the silences,” as Ralph puts it in his wonderful new book, “A Place Like Mississippi: A Journey Through a Real and Imagined Literary Landscape.”

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