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#22-23 Matrix Societies … Suppressed Histories explored by Max Dashu

In 1970, Dashu founded the Suppressed Histories Archives to research and document women’s history and to make the full spectrum of women’s history and culture visible and accessible. This interview, conducted in 2003 by the late Kellia Ramares-Watson, brings out Dashu’s primary analysis of how and why some cultures have been and still are maternal-centric and focused on peace and survival, while others – especially under pressure from invaders – have become patriarchal, hierarchical, and suppressive of women.

Credits: Interview by Kellia Ramares-Watson. Updated to 2023 by WINGS series producer Frieda Werden

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