First Amendment, Fatherhood Goals, Girls and Anxiety
The Matt Townsend Show - Season 1, Episode 1205
- Jun 1, 2017 4:00 pm
- 2:18:00 mins
The Soul of the First Amendment (15:25) Floyd Abrams is the author of The Soul of the First Amendment and a senior partner in the Cahill Gordon & Reindel law firm. Floyd received his education from Yale Law School and is currently America’s preeminent First Amendment lawyer. Mr. Abrams has spoken out on the most controversial free-speech issues of our time and argued frequently in the Supreme Court in First Amendment cases ranging from the Pentagon Papers case to Citizens United. The First Amendment to the United States Constitution protects the American people’s right to voice their opinions freely. Floyd Abrams talks about the first amendment and how it continues to be a key element of politics and everyday life. Dads Are Important (1:04:28) Kevin Shaffer is an Associate Professor of Sociology and Faculty Affiliate in Social Work at BYU. Why dads can’t be the dads they want to be? Traditional gender attitudes and expectations definitely have a hand, but inequalities between moms and dads are not driven solely by beliefs or interpersonal interactions. Most fathers say they want to be more involved parents, yet public policy and social institutions often prevent them from being the dads they want to. Kevin Shaffer explains why it’s becoming more and more difficult to be a father in our society. Why Girls Tend to Have More Anxiety Than Boys (1:48:53) Dr. Leonard Sax, a psychologist, and a practicing family physician. Have you noticed that your daughter tends to be a high-functioning over-achiever in all she does while your son sits back and plays video games? Does your daughter seem to stress over the tiniest details while your son doesn’t seem to have a care in the world? This is a pretty common trend. Under your daughter’s achievements, trophies, and awards, she may have a lot of anxiety bottled up, though. Why is it that girls tend to have more anxiety than boys? Dr. Leonard Sax explains.