Remembering Women Leaders, Bonobos, and Eros

Female leadership could make a difference...

With me being under the second booster mild reaction, which is the case for me with any vaccine, we’ll play another video re-run. And, please, if you are over 50, don’t be foolish! Get your second booster.


Since I like April Fools Day so well, I checked out our video last year at this same time and, lo and behold, it seems like a perfect fit, and a bit of a forewarning, for today. It was titled “Not Everything Goes with the Bonobos,” and had the bonus of my wife Rusti singing an excerpt from the beginning of the song Anything Goes by Cole Porter. Now, I might add this line to the song:

If Ukraine can be invaded by Putin,

And he gets away with his killin’ and lootin’

Anything goes!


The prior month was Womens History Month and I wrote some articles of how female leadership could make a difference, though it is almost unimaginable to think of a woman being the head of Russia. Yet, like Bonobos, women leaders might use Eros more to curb conflict and aggression than the Thanatos and aggressiveness of chimpanzees.

Dr Moffic is an award-winning psychiatrist who has specialized in the cultural and ethical aspects of psychiatry. A prolific writer and speaker, he received the one-time designation of being a Hero of Public Psychiatry from the Assembly of the American Psychiatric Association in 2002. He has recently been leading Tikkun Olam advocacy movements on climate instability, burnout, Islamophobia, and anti-Semitism for a better world. He serves on the Editorial Board of Psychiatric Times™.