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Hi

We appear to be moving towards what Riane Eisler describes as a “new

world of social and psychological rebirth,” a shift from what she calls a

“dominator” to a “partnership” society, in which “we will live free of the fear of

war” and in which there will be “more equal and balanced relations between

women and men and the reinforcement of gentler, more pro-human behavior in

children of both sexes.

--- I'm not sure I understand the last part. Does it say that according to Riane Eisler people's attitude to bringing up children of both sexes will be/should be "gentler" and more "pro-human"

or that children of both sexes should behave in a gentler and more prohumane way?
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Hi,

We appear to be moving towards what Riane Eisler describes as a “new

world of social and psychological rebirth,” a shift from what she calls a

“dominator” to a “partnership” society, in which “we will live free of the fear of

war” and in which there will be “more equal and balanced relations between

women and men and the reinforcement of gentler, more pro-human behavior in

children of both sexes.

--- I'm not sure I understand the last part. Does it say that according to Riane Eisler people's attitude to bringing up children of both sexes will be/should be "gentler" and more "pro-human" Yes, that's the idea. They should encourage such behaviour in their children.

or that children of both sexes should behave in a gentler and more prohumane way? I guess that's what's implied.

Clive
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I don't think the word "should" is appropriate here. The author is simply telling us what he sees.
"We appear to be moving toward what Riane Eisler describes as X."
He's not telling us what parents should do or what children should do - nor is R. E. They're just observers.

Perhaps you're confusing the word "reinforcement" with the word "enforcement."
The reinforcement of learned behavior is accomplished here by the children imitating the adults, who are (or will soon be) living in a spirit of equality and cooperation.
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