Are even the most bizarre gendered actions undertaken by the human race -- say, men wanting to smash foes like Superman smashing Zod, or women flocking to the defense of Aaron Hernandez and the surviving Boston bomber -- just the playing out of arbitrary social codes? Could these patterns be unlearned, or are they just evidence of an intractably gendered human biology? Find out at last!
The Dionysium presents a debate next week, Tue., July 9th (8pm) on
"Blurred Lines: Are Sex Roles Created More by Biology or Society?"
Biology: Diana Fleischman, Ph.D., senior lecturer in evolutionary psychology at the University of Portsmouth (and vegan blogger at http://Sentientist.org)
Society: Kelly Ann Beavers, Ph.D. candidate in sociology/urban studies -- sometimes studying Williamsburg (she's also a yoga instructor and aspiring underwear model)
And because Beavers is in the band Bells and Hunters (http://bellsandhunters.bandcamp.com/), we will also hear a song -- possibly about love or gender roles.
Todd Seavey moderates in typically-sensitive fashion, with loads of audience Q&A.
It's all Tue., July 9 (8pm), at the Muchmore's performance space/bar in Williamsburg, ground floor of 2 Havemeyer St. (corner of N. 9th St.), just three blocks east of the easily-reached first L stop into Brooklyn, Bedford Ave.