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Angela Saini: The Patriarchs

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In her latest book The Patriarchs: How Men Came to Rule, award-winning science journalist Angela Saini explores the science and history of male dominance, arguing that patriarchy is neither natural nor inevitable, but rather a fragile system that is constantly remade and reasserted.

Join Saini in conversation with Karen Pickering for a bold conversation interrogating why, how and where patriarchy manifests and persists. Discussed are the ways patriarchies are established and evolve over time, exploring matrilineal systems that have been subverted by colonialism, and looking beyond old narratives to understand why the patriarchy persists today.

Presented in partnership with the Victorian Women’s Trust

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