On Patriarchy – Angela Saini & Carrie Baker

  • Is gender inequality natural to the human species? Or can patriarchy, so deeply embedded in societies prehistoric to today, actually be considered fragile? British journalist Angela Saini’s new book, On Patriarchy, examines in compelling detail the complex history of male domination and suggests the radical notion that it is more vulnerable to change than supposed—that it has always been a choice rather than an inevitability. Should men be left around just to open jars? Are matrilineal societies necessarily better? Saini also suggests that the notion that women are more gentle, less violent than men, more attuned to nature is itself a patriarchal construct. Change, however, is constant, and Saini believes it can be channeled into a better direction. What is sure to be a thought-provoking session will be moderated by Carrie Baker, a contributing editor to Ms. Magazine, author of three books on legal and political aspects of gender, and who teaches gender, law and public policy.
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  • Angela Saini is an award-winning British science journalist and broadcaster. She is the author of three books of non-fiction— her new book is 'Patriarchs: Origins of Inequality.' She lives in New York.
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  • Carrie Baker is the Sylvia Dlugasch Bauman Chair of American Studies and Professor of the Study of Women and Gender; Chair, Study of Women and Gender at Smith College.

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