The Rise and Fall of Patriarchy: Herstory: A Historical Novel About Gender Reconciliation (Journey of Lives, Book 1) (Unabridged) The Rise and Fall of Patriarchy: Herstory: A Historical Novel About Gender Reconciliation (Journey of Lives, Book 1) (Unabridged)

The Rise and Fall of Patriarchy: Herstory: A Historical Novel About Gender Reconciliation (Journey of Lives, Book 1) (Unabridged‪)‬

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The patriarchy has not been with us forever. There is archaeological evidence that until the late neolithic period (around 2500 B.C.E.) human communities were egalitarian or matriarchal. But then a combination of environmental and social forces drove a dramatic change: men became the masters and the lawgivers and repressed any resistance to their dominion at the personal as well as at the religious, social and political levels. 

Patriarchy became established as the leading societal model in the historic western world. Now in the early 21st century, after 4500 years of patriarchy's reign in all its various forms, we can draw the balance: endless wars, massive personal suffering, enormous imbalances in the allocation of the basic necessities of life and the destruction of the natural world to such an extent that humanity's continued existence is in question. We can with confidence declare patriarchy a dramatically failed experiment. How and why did this happen? And is there a way out of this nightmare and away from the apparently endless struggle for material accumulation and power at the cost of life itself? 

This novel attempts to answer exactly those questions. And it does so at a very personal level: the level of lived experience. It takes the case of Martyna, an 89 year old woman who in April of 2015 C.E. has a strange dream during her afternoon nap, then dies of a heart attack. This novel is HerStory. After her death she is surprised to encounter a stranger named Lela who says she is there to help Martyna "find her way forward." But Martyna refuses to go forward. Instead she demands an explanation for the terrible state of the world. None of it makes any sense to her. 

Why is there so much needless suffering? Why are women forced to follow the rules of the men or face terrible consequences? Lela agrees to help her find answers to her questions. And so Martyna starts on a journey of remembered lives spanning the 4500 years of patriarchal oppression.

GENRE
Nonfiction
NARRATOR
SB
Stephanie Barton-Farcas
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
12:38
hr min
RELEASED
2024
April 19
PUBLISHER
Kenneth Edwin Sloan
PRESENTED BY
Audible.com
SIZE
570.5
MB