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@john_ormerod Brené Brown is the scholar credited with identifying the complex interactions between shame and patriarchy. https://www.theatlantic.com/sexes/archive/2013/04/messages-of-shame-are-organized-around-gender/275322/ and https://onbeing.org/programs/brene-brown-the-courage-to-be-vulnerable-jan2015/ are two valuable resources to enter her grounded theory research.
@andy12 Thanks so much! Haven't come across these.
@john_ormerod I really enjoy Prof. Peter Adamson's podcast and books "The History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps" and companion Indian and African philosophy recordings. The differences in Western and Eastern philosophical traditions also speak to many elements of the quote you shared. https://historyofphilosophy.net You might start with Ep. 19 of the Africana series, "Behind the Mask: African Philosophy of the Person." I just listen each week, but there are endless lists of references at his web site
@andy12 Wow, that sounds like a great reference. Will certainly start listening.
@john_ormerod Id point you to the THIS podcast by @vishnu, and to the book Sapiens. Both will give you some great info on humans - one from a spiritual Oneness standpoint and one from an anthropological standpoint. To sum up - humans exist best within community & thrive on a shared collective narrative, which can be helpful or harmful. If we all buy into it, that narrative shapes society. We are all made of the same stuff and are one. But our current narrative tells us a different story.
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