Individualism and Selfishness Aren’t ‘Human Nature.’ Cooperation Is.
Humans are not doomed to failure and we can do better. History says we can.
Rebekah Devine is writing a memoir about growing up in evangelical Christian purity culture and how this shaped her relationship to her body, time, politics, sexuality, gender, and (surprise!) archaeology. Once upon a time, her ambitions included becoming a professor of biblical studies and an Anglican priest. Her aims are far more modest these days: recover from religious trauma and evangelical purity culture, smash the patriarchy, partner to decolonize the globe, foster more expansive notions of love and family, and make beautiful things with people. Before the pandemic, Rebekah was a content specialist at Blockchains, LLC and is now (like many) quarantined at home jobless trying to cobble a living together by freelance writing and editing. Find her on Facebook and Twitter or at rebekahdevine.com.