Patriarchy Smasher: Angela Saini

Tue. Mar 14, 2023 6:30pm - 7:30pm EDT
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Saini’s groundbreaking exploration of gendered oppression looks for truth behind distorted ideas about male supremacy.


For centuries, prominent thinkers have treated male domination among humans as natural or inevitable. But how would our understanding of gender inequality look if we didn’t assume that men have always ruled over women? Award-winning science journalist Angela Saini explores 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. Relying on research that stretches from the earliest known human settlements to contemporary gender issues, Saini makes the case that there was never anything inevitable about male domination, and that our history of gender and power dynamics is far more diverse, and fluid, than many people believe.


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ABOUT THE SPEAKERS


Courtesy Angela SainiAngela Saini is an award-winning science journalist whose print and broadcast work has appeared on the BBC and in the Guardian, New Scientist, Wired, The Economist, and Science. A former Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT, she won the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s Kavli Science Journalism gold award in 2015. Saini has a master’s degree in engineering from Oxford University, and she is the author of Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong and the New Research That’s Rewriting the Story and Geek Nation: How Indian Science Is Taking Over the World.


 


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Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger Forum (2nd Fl) 476 5th Ave
New York, NY 10018