Mathilde Vaerting


Mathilde Themis Vaerting born Messingen, Lower Saxony, Germany January 10, 1884 (d. 1977). German professor of education; psychologist; authority on gender differences. Showed that dominance by either sex could cause war; fired and banned by Nazis, 1933.


The more power-free interaction is interspersed in a people, the greater is its tendency to cooperate with other peoples, and its ability to achieve peace.” (“The Structure of the Peaceful Human”, 1933, p.8)

It is absolutely essential that humanity should discover ways and means for the permanent realisation of the ideal of sex equality, and for the permanent prevention of either type of monosexual dominance.” (The Dominant Sex, 1923, p. 268; photo Danish Peace Academy)