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The Origins of Women's Oppression and the Road to Emancipation
Date Tuesday February 16
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Revolution Books 2425 Channing Way(in the Sather Gate Parking Mall off of Telegraph Avenue) Wheelchair accessible, donations accepted.
Event Type Meeting
Organizer/AuthorRevolution Books
Emailrevolutionbooks [at] sbcglobal.net
Phone(510)848-1196
Address2425 Channing Way(off of Telegraph Avenue)
Come and join Revolution Books in a discussion of "The Origins of Women's Oppression and the Road to Emancipation ".This discussion is based on Ardea Skybreak's book "Of Primeval Steps & Future Leaps". Spin the globe, and anywhere you look - whether the capitalist west or the Islamic east - women are robbed of their humanity, subjected to violence, brutalization, and systematic degradation: enforced patriarchy, denial of basic rights like abortion, sexual objectification, sex trafficking and slavery, domestic violence, rape, and this list goes on. This is totally outrageous and intolerable - and it doesn't have to be this way. Skybreak shows that women have not always been subordinate to men, and how their oppression isn't written in our genes, or coded in "human nature," male aggression, etc. Instead, she digs into the economic and social factors responsible for the earliest forms of social inequalities between the sexes and when they came into play. How were early, pre-class societies organized - and were they characterized by perfect harmony between the sexes? What was "mother right" and why was it overthrown? When and why did patriarchy - and monogamy - emerge? How did all this correspond to changes in the material conditions of those societies? And what (if anything) can this tell us about why women are still oppressed today - and what it will take to fully liberate women and end this nightmare?
Added to the calendar on Saturday Feb 6th, 2010 9:12 AM
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