'Power' is assumed to be about resources, exercised by men over women as well as by men over other men. But this misunderstands the biology of dominance, which is same-sex, serving not to apportion resources more efficiently by minimising conflict, but to create competition so as to apportion reproduction. To understand society, our conception of 'power' needs radical revision. Steve Moxon has published a provocatively titled book, 'The Woman Racket: The new science explaining how the sexes relate at work, at play and in society - http://www.imprint-academic.com/moxon. A scientific essay on dominance is to be an editorial in the journal, Medical Hypotheses, and he publishes his own occasional and challenging blog - stevemoxon.blogspot.com.
Monday, 1st June at 7pm in the bar of The Showroom