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The bonobo sisterhood : revolution through female alliance / Diane L. Rosenfeld.

Author/creator Rosenfeld, Diane L. author.
Other author/creatorJudd, Ashley, writer of foreword.
Format Book and Print
EditionFirst edition.
Publication Info New York, NY : Harper Wave, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2022]
Descriptionxxii, 273 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents The problem -- Answer the call -- Men's castles, women's shelters -- The phallacy of the male protection racket -- Patriarchal violence -- Compliance sex -- The pivot -- A self worth defending -- The promise -- Building the bonobo sisterhood -- Law in bonoboland -- Be bonobo!.
Abstract "Gender violence expert and law professor Diane L. Rosenfeld pulls from the natural world, specifically bonobo society, to present a roadmap for ending gendered violence through female allyship"-- Provided by publisher.
Abstract The Bonobo Sisterhood is a revolutionary call to action for women and their allies to protect one another from patriarchal violence. Internationally recognized legal expert Diane L. Rosenfeld introduces us to a groundbreaking new model of female solidarity; one that promises to thwart sexual coercion. Urgent, timely, and original, The Bonobo Sisterhood harnesses the power of the #MeToo movement into a road map for sex equality in humans. Our closest evolutionary cousins, the bonobos have a unique social order in which the females protect one another from male aggression. The takeaway? Evolutionarily, bonobos have eliminated sexual coercion and enjoy a more peaceful, cooperative, and playful existence. We have much to learn from them. Rosenfeld explores the implications of the bonobo model for human societies and systems of governance. How did law develop to elude women's rights so consistently? What difference does it make that we live in a patriarchal democracy? And what do bonobos have to offer as living proof that patriarchy is not inevitable? Most important, how can women break down barriers among themselves to unleash their power as a unified force? Rosenfeld has answers. The Bonobo Sisterhood takes us through real-life stories from the courtroom to the classroom and beyond, charting a new vision of a collective self-defense among women and their allies. It offers an action plan accessible to everyone immediately. This is an open invitation to anyone who wants to challenge the status quo. It starts with the power inherent in each of us knowing that we have selves worth defending, and awakening that power for ourselves and for our sisters. We now have a new model for real change, Rosenfeld reminds us. It's time to use it. The Bonobo Sisterhood forges a path to create and discover a new meaning of equality, liberty, and justice for all.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Issued in other formOnline version: Rosenfeld, Diane L. Bonobo sisterhood First edition. New York : Harper Wave, [2022] 9780063085091
LCCN 2022026165
ISBN9780063085077 hardcover
ISBN0063085070 hardcover
ISBNelectronic book

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