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Cultural Expectations of Gender: Melding the Chalice and the Blade to Foster Peace
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Delivered By
Dr. Kim Crowley
Delivered On
January 15, 2012
Description

Dr. Crowley discusses concepts posited in Riane Eisler's "The Chalice and the Blade:  Our History, Our Future," which outlines the historical and cultural underpinnings of some of the most widely held beliefs about the sexes.  Eisler argues against the idea that a society must be either patriarchal or matriarchal.  Her argument that this sort of "battle of the sexes" is "neither divinely nor biologically ordained" will be the main topic of conversation.

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