A Different Lens for Viewing the Craziness

A Different Lens for Viewing the Craziness

March 4, 2017: Read the new Huffington Post article by CPS Power of Partnership Alumni Pamela Hale. Pamela writes: “We are asking ourselves, “Am I supporting and perpetuating the dominator principle, which relies on power over another, or am I living out a partnership approach based on caring, empathy and respect?” This post features an overview of Riane Eisler’s four cornerstones of building a partnership culture: 1. Partnership childhood relations 2. Partnership gender relations 3. Caring economics and 4. Shifting cultural beliefs, myths and stories Pamela offers her framework for a personal call…continue reading →
Letter to Riane from IJPS cover artist Barbara Schaefer

Letter to Riane from IJPS cover artist Barbara Schaefer

See the latest issue of the International Journal of Partnership Studies: Caring Democracy Dear Riane: I am excited to share with you my painting, Finestra del Oro, featured in the new International Journal of Partnership Studies issue on a Caring Democracy. Riane Eisler, president of the Center for Partnership Studies and founder of the Caring Economy Campaign, is the Guest Editor for this issue. This painting is from the early 2000's and was lost by movers when the owner recently changed states. So I'm glad Riane asked me show it here. It's as…continue reading →
Mothering Nature: Dr. Riane Eisler interviewed in Psychology Today

Mothering Nature: Dr. Riane Eisler interviewed in Psychology Today

There are signs of movement toward a partnership system, despite our environment crisis and the troubling rise of authoritarian power in the world. In the March 8, 2017 blog post in Psychology Today, Rachel Clark interviews cultural change leader Riane Eisler as part of the new series “Mothering Nature in the Age of Trump”. Are we at a significant moment in human cultural evolution? Dr. Eisler: “Yes there are signs of movement toward a partnership system where – beginning with the basic difference in our species between male and female – difference is…continue reading →
Caring Economy: the true power behind energy efficiency

Caring Economy: the true power behind energy efficiency

Jeanine Otte, certified Caring Economy Advocate, helps families and businesses in the Chicago area reduce their energy use and save money by improving their energy efficiency. Jeanine: “Our research team has analyzed the benefits of energy efficiency to explore positive consequences outside of saving energy…especially those on a limited income…both the Caring Economy and the Partnership frameworks are helpful in measuring the full impact of our work here at Elevate Energy.” Jeanine is collecting stories from her community that show the true power behind a caring economy and energy efficiency—caring for people where…continue reading →
Which kind of society do we choose to create – Domination or Partnership? Interview with Debra Moffitt

Which kind of society do we choose to create – Domination or Partnership? Interview with Debra Moffitt

Do we choose a world of cooperation and kindness or fear and authoritarian control? The model we choose, whether conscious or not, defines our quality of life. There is an alternative to the domination model of power that we are experiencing now in the U.S. where women, childcare, and mothering are undervalued. In a partnership society, both men and women are equally valued. The people, groups and societies based on partnership value non-violence and caring. Read Debra Moffitt’s new article Are You Partner or Dominator? —and read her new interview with Center for…continue reading →
In a caring economy, investment in human capacity leads to economic strength

In a caring economy, investment in human capacity leads to economic strength

The climate is right for investing in a caring economy. Hoa Nguyen’s recent Women’s e-news article “Is the U.S. Ready to Start Caring About the Crisis in Caretaking?” highlights the work of the Center for Partnership Studies and stresses the value of Social Wealth Economic Indicators, an initiative of the Caring Economy Campaign. Nguyen shares the story of Kristy Umfleet, a pre-K teacher in North Carolina struggling to make ends meet while staying committed to her chosen profession of early childhood education. The article states: “A national budget built on the principles of…continue reading →
What’s the Forecast For Care?

What’s the Forecast For Care?

Care is a big part of our economy and shapes all our lives. In the new Huffington Post article, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/riane-eisler/whats-the-forecast-for-ca_b_11305106.html Riane Eisler and Valerie Young review party platforms’ responses to policies that support care including gender pay gap, maternity leave and support for elder care workers. Our nation invests less than any other developed country on supporting the care work primarily performed by women. Viewed through the powerful lens of the Caring Economy Campaign’s Social Wealth Economic Indicators, the link between public investment in a care infrastructure and human well-being becomes visible. Policies that support care and value…continue reading →
CARE Documentary Hits Home

CARE Documentary Hits Home

With exquisite sensitivity, a new documentary called CARE deftly weaves the stories of two elderly women and two chronically disabled men with those of the four women paid to care for them. In spite of the geographic, racial, income, and ethnic diversity of the subjects, their struggles spring from a single source: the lack of value given to care. Please click here for the Huffington Post article on this film and CPS's discussion of the subject matter, by Riane Eisler and Valerie Young, JD, Outreach director for CPS’s Caring Economy Campaign. Valerie’s work appears extensively in social…continue reading →
Sex, Power, & Money: Taking Neo’s Red Pill

Sex, Power, & Money: Taking Neo’s Red Pill

Western civilization is rethinking sex, power, and money. But, as in the movie “The Matrix,” most people still choose the blue pill rather than the red one, numbly accepting what they’ve been told, avoiding the truth that established norms are being seriously questioned. Yet events in just the past weeks provide evidence of upheaval: Same-sex marriage legalization and trans-gender discussions throughout Western nations; The rise of anti-establishment candidates in the U.S. presidential race and the Nuit Debout movement in Europe; Heated debate on immigration and Syrian refugees; Outrage regarding corruption exposed by the…continue reading →
New Tools for Revving Up the Economy: Women, Work, and Care

New Tools for Revving Up the Economy: Women, Work, and Care

Read the new Huffington Post article by Riane Eisler and Valerie Young. There are four key levers policymakers can pull to maximize the intersection between the work women do, paid and unpaid, and economic prosperity, as documented by the Social Wealth Economic Indicators developed by the Caring Economy Campaign. Why is caring for children not a more central part of economic models? Why is care work undervalued, when it is so vital to both economic and social health? To begin with, women’s employment drives economic expansion. According to Heather Boushey, Executive Director and Chief Economist at the Washington…continue reading →