August 8, 2019
Thom Hartmann interviewed Riane Eisler for the Big Picture on “The Impact of Growing Up In a Domination Culture”. Introducing Eisler’s new book Nurturing Our Humanity: How Domination and Partnership Shape Our Brains, Lives, and Future, co-authored with Douglas P. Fry, Hartmann commented, “Riane Eisler is…more than a pioneer or a thought leader…she is somebody who’s actually changed, in some fundamental ways, how the zeitgeist of our culture has changed”.
Thom voiced his concern that children in schools experience the every day trauma of drills to prepare for gun violence and the realities of mass shootings; they are growing up with PTSD at an unprecedented level. Riane observed, “We are in the midst of a massive regression to the domination end of the partnership-domination scale. Nurturing Our Humanity is a roadmap to how we can, by focusing on four fundamental interventions, lay foundations [for a partnership culture] so we don’t keep having these regressions”. For Eisler, childhood and family relations and gender socialization are at the core of these foundations.