Aporia Podcast
Not without a fight! | Amy Wax
Not without a fight! | Amy Wax
Diana Fleischman speaks to the litmus test for America's intellectual future

Amy Wax is the Robert Mundheim Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Amy attended and graduated summa cum laude from Yale University with a B.S. in molecular biophysics and biochemistry in 1975. She then attended Oxford as a Marshall Scholar in Physiology and Psychology. Wax then went to Harvard Medical School and Harvard Law School, before doing a residency in neurology at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center and working as a consulting neurologist at a clinic in the Bronx and for a medical group in Brooklyn. She completed her legal education at Columbia Law School whilst working part-time.

Wax has argued 15 cases before the United States Supreme Court. She received both the A. Leo Levin Award for Excellence in an Introductory Course, and the Harvey Levin Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence. In 2015, she received a Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching, making her one of three Penn Law professors to have received the award in 20 years.

In 2017, the mob came for her tenure. In 2018, she was stripped of her teaching duties. You can support Amy’s fight below:




0:00 Intro

0:32 How did Amy’s scientific training influence her opinions

2:54 ‘The beating heart of wokeism is race’ 

7:05 Asians & immigration

12:37 Jews and other immigrants 

23:15 Have we reached a tipping point with immigration?

26:20 Sex education should be banned

29:14 Respectable girls did not have sex 

30:37 Are shame and stigma good?

32:50 Neo-trads

36:07 Amy’s relationship advice her children 

39:10 Your children are not you

41:52 How Amy planned her life

44:55 Jewish duty? 

47:10 Dinner table talk about the West

49:15 Gratitude for our ancestors 

50:15 The non-negotiables of dating 

53:10 Politics is corroding dating 

55:18 Feminization of the academy 

1:04:20 Should we have male-only universities?

1:06:34 How you can help Amy! 

1:11:08 Sneak preview of bonus questions 

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