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Christ Church Cathedral414 Sparks St.
4:30pm

The Patriarchs

with Angela Saini
Hosted by Alexandra Wilson

The Patriarchs

with Angela Saini
Hosted by Alexandra Wilson
6
Saturday
May
2023
4:30pm
Christ Church Cathedral
414 Sparks St.
Angela Saini

Join Oxfam Canada’s Alex Wilson for a conversation with award-winning science journalist Angela Saini on her new book The Patriarchs: The Origins of Inequality, a groundbreaking exploration of gendered oppression that examines the roots of what we call patriarchy, uncovering a complex history of how it first became embedded in societies and spread across the globe from prehistory into the present. She travels to the world’s earliest known human settlements, analyzes the latest research findings in science and archaeology, and traces cultural and political histories from the Americas to Asia.

 

For centuries, societies have treated male domination as natural to the human species. But how would our understanding of gender inequality—our imagined past and contested present— look if we didn’t assume that men have always ruled over women? If we saw inequality as something more fragile that has had to be constantly remade and reasserted?

 

PLEASE NOTE: For the safety and comfort of all patrons, masks are strongly encouraged for those attending in person this Spring. Livestream tickets are available upon request for those who prefer to attend remotely.

 

Books are available from our friends at Perfect Books.

 

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