New Evidence Challenges Academic Canon

By Patricia McBroom

Some ideas are so powerful that when they collapse, an entire system of intellectual belief comes down with them. That happened to me recently when I realized that writing was not invented by the ancient Sumerians in Mesopotamia 5,500 years ago. Nor…

Archaeology Reveals its Roots

I’ve heard it said that young feminists today think a concern over patriarchy is passe´. So many other national ills require our attention — racism, climate change, discrimination against immigrants; the list is long. The struggle for equal gender power doesn’t seem to compare with these other challenges in modern…

Touching Love in Unexpected places

By Patricia McBroom

A bush spoke to me once a few years ago in a glorious grove of giant Sequoia trees. It was spring. I was walking along going nowhere with the sun filtering through the redwoods when I stopped and touched…

Sexuality and Safety are not Contradictions

By Patricia McBroom

Newsletter Issue #2

“When she leaned against the apple tree, her vulva was wondrous to behold….the young woman applauded herself.”

As my fingers typed these words, the tips of them began to burn and I heard a voice in my head. …

By Patricia Mc Broom

Newsletter, Issue #1

Weeks after the inauguration of Joe Biden as U.S. president, I am gulping in fresh air. Sane government, wise policies, freedom from chaotic, senseless attacks on everyone from the mail carrier to the Governor of Michigan. But the fresh air filling my lungs is followed by a…

Patricia McBroom

Patricia McBroom is an anthropologist, science journalist and professor of women’s studies. In 2020, she published a research memoir: “Dance of the Deities”

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