Gender war, gender peace: the quest for love and justice between women and men

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Morrow, 1994 - Family & Relationships - 300 pages
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Gender War, Gender Peace tells the story of a group journey into the wilderness led by a woman and a man on a quest to build bridges over the gender gap. Aaron Kipnis, a leading voice from the men's movement, and Elizabeth Herron, a trailblazer for a new feminism, guide women and men toward mutual respect, understanding, and compassion in this account of a groundbreaking summit meeting of the sexes. Through a series of adventures and encounters, the participants learn how to communicate the potent depths of anger, fear; grief, love, and appreciation between women and men. They also discover a way to create a map for future peace between the sexes, a future in which women and men can recognize and respect both their genuine differences and shared challenges. Weaving together dialogues from latenight discussions around the campfire with judicious, well-researched references to scholarly texts, Kipnis and Herron present a detailed and surprisingly optimistic portrait of the potential for communication and personal growth between women and men, growth that celebrates diversity rather than condemning it. Provocative, powerful, and of great importance, Gender War, Gender Peace begins a new era of understanding and partnership between the sexes.

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Contents

A Gathering of Women and Men
19
The First Summit Meeting of the Sexes 4 3
43
A New Mythology
69
Copyright

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About the author (1994)

Kipnis is a popular national speaker and consultant on male psychology. He is president of the Fatherhood Coalition, a nonprofit organization dedicated to aiding fathers in their relationships with children and spouses, and teaches therapists in training at Pacifica Graduate Institute.

Elizabeth Herron lives in Santa Barbara, California. She is the co-author with her husband of Gender War, Gender Peace.

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