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Carol Gilligan and Naomi Snider, authors of the new book Why Does Patriarchy Persist, published in October, 2018.

Carol Gilligan is an American feminist, ethicist, and psychologist best known for her work on ethical community and ethical relationships, and certain subject-object problems in ethics. She is the author of In a Different Voice, one of the most influential feminist books of all time, She is Professor of Humanities and Applied Psychology at New York University and a visiting professor at the University of Cambridge.

Naomi Snider is a Research Fellow at New York University.

The election of an unabashedly patriarchal man as US President was a shock for many—despite decades of activism on gender inequalities and equal rights, how could it come to this? What is it about patriarchy that seems to make it so resilient and resistant to change? Undoubtedly it endures in part because some people benefit from the unequal advantages it confers. But is that enough to explain its stubborn persistence?

In this highly original and persuasively argued book, Carol Gilligan and Naomi Snider put forward a different view: they argue that patriarchy persists because it serves a psychological function. By requiring us to sacrifice love for the sake of hierarchy, patriarchy protects us from the vulnerability of loving and becomes a defense against loss. Uncovering the powerful psychological mechanisms that underpin patriarchy, the authors show how forces beyond our awareness may be driving a politics that otherwise seems inexplicable.

The Laurie Phillips Memorial Lecture is supported by the Phillips Family.
This annual event honors the memory of our dear colleague and friend. Laurie was a passionate feminist clinician who embodied the mission of The  WTCI  in bringing together social, political and clinical theory and practice in contemporary life. 

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