Taking lessons on gender aggression from the relatives--the distant relatives
If we are serious about getting society to a place where females do not fear sexual aggression from males, we might consider the example set by our cousins.
Not our human cousins; think bigger: to bonobos, the chimpanzee-like apes whose females guard each other from sexual coercion.
Diane Rosenfeld, a lawyer and expert on gender violence at Harvard University, explores the example in the book The Bonobo Sisterhood: Revolution Through Female Alliance.
We sit with the author for an overview of the book and its implications.