Discourse, Debate Are Good Places to Start

Discourse and debate promote a free society, says Inez Feltscher Stepman, senior policy analyst at the Independent Women’s Forum and host of the “High Noon” podcast. 

Stepman, a teacher and educator who has worked in education policy over ten years, is concerned about the rise in groupthink. She says that societies are more vulnerable to totalitarianism if citizens are afraid of speaking out and expressing differing views. 

Concerns over a lack of constructive debate in classrooms—and society as a whole—led Stepman, who is married to The Daily Signal’s Jarrett Stepman, to create the “High Noon” podcast. 

Each week, Stepman has a conversation with a policy analyst or thought leader such as Michael Knowles (talk-radio host) or Helen Raleigh (author) to discuss one of most pressing or controversial issues facing our nation. 

Stepman joins the “Problematic Women” podcast to discuss how uncomfortable conversations can promote democracy. She also explains why she calls herself an “anti-feminist” and the need for culture to embrace the inherent differences between men and women. 

Listen to the podcast.