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North Bay World of Ideas: The Evolution of Gender Roles and Relationships


March 23, 2019
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Sebastopol Regional Library
7140 Bodega Avenue
Sebastopol, CA 95472 United States
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Few of us would question that gender roles and relationships are in a period of rapid and substantial change. Many would say that those roles and relationships need to undergo even more rapid and more fundamental change. Our culture has long referred to “the battle of the sexes” or complained “men/women…can’t live with ’em, can’t live without ’em.” Those statements may have been made partially in humor, but they spotlight the struggle of very different genders needing, wanting, or having to relate to each other.

This session explores what those differences, inter-dependencies, and attractions are; why they exist and where they may have come from, recently and over evolutionary time; and what all that means about how we might address them productively.

The events are generally about half presentation, by the session host or a guest speaker, followed by discussion moderated by the host or presenter. Divergent ideas are welcome; however, the discussions are moderated to keep them civil and fully respectful, to attempt to give all participants a fair amount of time to speak, and to try to focus the conversation generally around the topic of the day. So we’re all invited to contribute, but you don’t have to be an expert to be welcome, participate, and enjoy the fellowship of thoughtful people who all agree to be open to divergent ideas and treat each other with respect.

Please read event details at https://www.meetup.com/North-Bay-World-of-Ideas/events/257758252/ , where you can also register for the session. Advanced registration is required. It’s free.