Matriarchy, or the Rule of Mothers, is an ideology that which concentrates political power into the hands of women, especially mothers.
Most anthropologists hold that there are no known societies that are unambiguously matriarchal. According to J. M. Adovasio, Olga Soffer, and Jake Page, no true matriarchy is known actually to have existed. Anthropologist Joan Bamberger argued that the historical record contains no primary sources on any society in which women dominated. Anthropologist Donald Brown's list of human cultural universals (viz., features shared by nearly all current human societies) includes men being the "dominant element" in public political affairs, which he asserts is the contemporary opinion of mainstream anthropology. There are some disagreements and possible exceptions. A belief that women's rule preceded men's rule was, according to Haviland, "held by many nineteenth-century intellectuals". The hypothesis survived into the 20th century and was notably advanced in the context of feminism and especially second-wave feminism, but the hypothesis is mostly discredited today, most experts saying that it was never true.
Matriarchs, according to Peoples and Bailey, do exist; there are "individual matriarchs of families and kin groups."
The Mosuo culture, which is in China near Tibet, is frequently described as matriarchal. The Mosuo themselves often use this description and they believe it increases interest in their culture and thus attracts tourism. The term matrilineal is sometimes used, and, while more accurate, still doesn't reflect the full complexity of their social organization. In fact, it is not easy to categorize Mosuo culture within traditional Western definitions. They have aspects of a matriarchal culture: women are often the head of the house, inheritance is through the female line, and women make business decisions. However, unlike in a true matriarchy, political power tends to be in the hands of males.
The Minangkabau are the largest matrilineal society in the world, with property, family name and land passing down from mother to daughter, while religious and political affairs are the responsibility of men, although some women also play important roles in these areas. This custom is called Lareh Bodi-Caniago and is known as Adat Perpatih in Malaysia. Today 4.2 million Minangs live in the homeland of West Sumatra, Indonesia.
The Haudenosaunee peoples, which are in New York and Canada, are known to be matriarchal. In society, the descendants were traced by the mother, not the father. Although the tribal chiefs are men, the women, Clan Mothers, nominated them and made sure they fulfilled their responsibilities. The Clan Mothers were leaders of their clan and around 50 of them were controlling the "sachems" or chiefs in the Haudenosaunee government. If the sachems were not good, the Clan Mothers had the right to remove them.
Matriarchy is portrayed as a stereotypical mother due to the historical use of the term.
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- Patriarchy - Mother and father!
- Maternalism - Daughter!
- Feminism - Granddaughter!
- Matriarchal Monarchism - Oh? One women to rule them all? I like that idea!
- Anarchism - Fellow mother, but why do you want no mother in charge? You're asking for disaster.
No wonder most of your kids have issues.
- Esoteric Fascism - All of you are cringe except Herman Wirth, who claimed that I am the true form of Aryan civilisation.
- Kakistocracy - My "special" son.
I knew I shouldn't have drank those two glasses during pregnancy!
- Manosphere - Stop living in my basement and at least expose yourself to the REAL WORLD!!! Or at the very least... CLEAN YOUR GOD DAMN ROOM!!!
- Islamic Theocracy - No, I will not submit to being your 20th wife. F*ck off!
- Progressivism - What do you mean that I did not exist??? If I'm not a real thing, please explain the hierarchy structure of the Mosuo Tribe, Minangkabaus, or at least the bees and the ants.
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