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Former Commander of International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces-Afghanistan Gen. Davis Petraeus shaking hands with Paula Broadwell, co-author of his biography, "All In: The Education of General David Petraeus." (ISAF/AP File)
Former Commander of International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces-Afghanistan Gen. Davis Petraeus shaking hands with Paula Broadwell, co-author of his biography, "All In: The Education of General David Petraeus." (ISAF/AP File)

Paula Broadwell, the woman with whom General David Petraeus admitted to having an affair, has captivated the American media since we were all introduced to her a week ago.

She's been called a "siren" and a "temptress," but journalist and professor Eileen McNamara calls Broadwell something else — a disappointment to the gender equality movement. McNamara joins Radio Boston to explain why.

Guest:

  • Eileen McNamara, professor of journalism at Brandeis Univeristy and Pulitzer Prize winning former columnist for The Boston Globe

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This segment aired on November 16, 2012.

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