The sex-strike theory of human origins




The first Word was spoken by a woman. It was ‘No’. Acted out in sounds and gestures and exploding into a chorus of laughter, it was a signal to the male sex that their behaviour needed to stop. Chris Knight and Camilla Power will explain how menstrual bleeding was constructed as the world’s earliest taboo and how blood-red ochre came to symbolize ritual potency as our species emerged.   

NB this talk now LIVE + ZOOM Tues Sept 26, 6:30pm. Sign into Eventbrite here