to Quotes from Women, Power & Peace
Eisler, Ph.D., J.D., a social scientist, attorney,
and social activist, is best known as the author
of the international best-seller The Chalice
and The Blade , now available in 22 languages.
Cofounder of the Spiritual Alliance to Stop
Intimate Violence and president of the Center
for Partnership Studies, her pioneering work
in human rights has expanded the focus of international
organizations to include the rights of women
and children. Her latest book, The Real
Wealth of Nations , is hailed by Archbishop
Desmond Tutu as "a template for the better
world we have been so urgently seeking." www.partnershipway.org
can’t talk about empowerment of women
and justice in the world without talking about
the economic system.
real wealth of nations isn’t financial – it
constitutes the contributions of people and
of nature...we need an economic system that
gives value to the work of caring and caring
for our Mother Earth.
have a very distorted system of values in which
anything that is stereotypically associated
with women and the "feminine" is given less
value than anything associated with the stereotypically "masculine".
And this has nothing to do with anything in
terms of women and men – I happen to
be married to a very caring man, and some women
are not caring. We are talking about a system
of values that drives economics.
pays in dollars and cents.
is not going to happen. But people – if
we don’t take leadership, somebody else
will. And we’re not going to like the
direction are we. So I challenge you – be
who you are. Be leaders.