The term comes from the Greek dimorphos, meaning having two forms. Most species of non-microbial organisms, plants and animals—at least some time in their life cycle—reproduce sexually. They have males, which make sperm that are tiny and motile, and females, which make eggs that contain nutrients sufficient to develop into a new individual. Humans obviously fit this pattern. Read more.
Dr. Hand's work on social conflict includes four books: Women, Power, and the Biology of Peace; A Future Without War; Shift: The Beginning of War, The Ending of War; and War and Sex and Human Destiny. She founded the project A Future Without War, served on the advisory board of San Diego Americans for a Department of Peace, and has spoken nationally and internationally. Essays and materials available on the website AFutureWithoutWar.org and in her books provide a “how to” exploration for advancing a profound social transformation that includes the abolition of war. Learn more.
A word to describe a governing system in which women share as equal partners with men in deciding humanity’s destiny – a necessary condition for creating and maintaining a future without war. Read more.
Global Peace Studies is also an area of advanced research by Dr. Hand. Learn more.