September 15, 2020
In her interview with Riane Eisler, Lisa Reagan of Kindred asks how we can come to terms with the symptoms of a domination culture in this time of COVID, and begin to “move into a worldview/consciousness that not only perceives wholeness, but is capable of embodying the life-affirming values necessary to create a caring economy”. Eisler discusses her newest book Nurturing Our Humanity, domination-partnership social systems, and how we can support the growth of an economy that measures the value of care.
“I’ve often spoken about domination systems as trauma factories starting in early childhood, but economics has a piece there too causing, as we see, enormous trauma. When you have a nation, a rich nation where a quarter of children live in poverty, many of them going to bed hungry every night, that’s not a normal we want to go back to. We must create a new Partnerism normal.”– Riane Eisler, Creating a Post-Pandemic Caring Economy, Kindred Interview
Partnership/Partnerism is a social framework for organizing all relations around life-supporting values of mutual respect and responsibility, non-violence, equality, empowerment, and caring. Eisler outlines four cornerstones of partnership societies:
- Family & Childhood
- Gender Socialization
- Economics & Values
- Stories We Tell/Words