Before I read this, there were certain things I thought I 'knew' about humanity: that we are violent. that the strong will always dominate the weak. that men have always ruled over women.
Starting at the very dawn of human civilisation, using solid research, this book tells a very different story. It's a sad story of cruelty and repression and missed opportunities, but ultimately a positive one that teaches us we don't have to live like this, we are not slaves to a cruel nature. We just need to bring the partnership back into balance.