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The Dark Past is a history podcast all about catastrophic and immoral events that have taken place over the centuries. The Dark Past focuses on historic figures with a need to kill, natural disasters that were horrifically mis-managed by governments and some of the worst medical experiments the world has ever seen.

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The Dark Past is a history podcast all about catastrophic and immoral events that have taken place over the centuries. The Dark Past focuses on historic figures with a need to kill, natural disasters that were horrifically mis-managed by governments and some of the worst medical experiments the world has ever seen.

    The R*pe of Nanking

    The R*pe of Nanking

    In 1937, Japan invaded China's former capitol city: Nanking (Nanjing.) This was one of the most horrifying attacks to ever take place in modern history, as the soldiers went on a rampage. They tortured and murdered thousands of women and children for six weeks. This is simply harrowing. Here are the sources I used to create this episode. I urge you to carry out further research on such an upsetting atrocity, because it should be explored in more depth. 

    Sources:

    The rape of Nanking: the forgotten holocaust of World War II

    Chang, Iris

    The Nanjing Massacre in history and historiography

    Fogel, Joshua A.

    https://www.jstor.org/stable/1393426

    There’s also a fascinating documentary by the history channel which you can find here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQnBvs3LTZw&t=272s&has_verified=1

    https://www.jstor.org/stable/1019037

    https://www.jstor.org/stable/312552

    https://www.jstor.org/stable/2700106


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    The Boy Who Was Raised as a Girl: David Reimer

    The Boy Who Was Raised as a Girl: David Reimer

    Today's episode will cover the life of David Reimer: the man who was forced to grow up as a girl, due to little knowledge on gender and sex. Dr John Money convinced David's parent's to raise their son as a girl. This episode explores the little education surrounding gender and sex in the 1950s, and how David's life was directly impacted by a doctor's need to experiment with nature vs. nurture. 



    *DISCLAIMER* I realised I mentioned Dr Money died in 2016, this was 2006. NOT 2016.


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