Matriarchy

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Matriarchy, or the Rule of Mothers, is an ideology that which concentrates political power into the hands of women, especially mothers.

History

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, with 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."

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Shaktism

Shaktism is one of the major Hindu denominations where The Godhead is metaphorically considered to be a woman

Basque (DEBATABLE)

Whether or not the Basque are actually Matriarchal or not is more up for debate rather than a single definitive answer, While historians have suggested that elements of matriarchy existed in Basque society historically, the extent and nature of such matriarchal structures are not universally agreed upon or undebatably confirmed.

Basque women have been known to wield considerable influence within the family unit. They often participated in decision-making processes related to household affairs, including finances, education, and community matters. Basque kinship systems historically emphasized maternal lineage and Basque women have traditionally participated in agricultural and economic activities.

Women often held significant influence within the household and in decision-making processes, especially in matters related to family and inheritance.

Laos

Laos has many elements of matrilineal and matrilocal societal elements. Not only in the indigenous groups of Laos but ethnic Laotions themselves. Traditionally, The youngest daughter inherits the land from the family and cares for her parents when they get older. The Husband moves in with the wife's family after Marriage.

Women often take care of the home, children, and household finances, while men are typically responsible for heavy labor like plowing rice paddies

Despite these differences, The Lao Constitution guarantees gender equality

Mosuo Tribe

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.

Minangkabau

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.

Haudenosaunee

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.

Marshall Islands

The Marshall Islands has a Matrilineal social structure, women are dominant in decision-making, and Marshall islander women who belong to the upper class are commonly distinguished by wearing intricate tattoos.


Judaism (Soft of)

Judaism is not inherently a Matriarchal religion, or has strong matriarchal teachings in it's philosphy, but there are various Matriarchal elements in the belief. According to Halakha, a collective body of Jewish religious laws derived from The Old Testament and Oral Torah, and later codified in various Jewish texts: Matrilineal descent determines Jewish identity, meaning if one's mother is Jewish, they are considered Jewish as well. A person who is born to a non-Jewish mother and a Jewish father is regarded as Zera Yisrael ("Seed of Israel") and will only be accepted as ethnically Jewish and not religiously Jewish. This principle has been a fundamental aspect of Jewish law for centuries, with roots in the Torah.

Personality

Matriarchy is portrayed as a stereotypical mother or matriarch due to the historical use of the term. Some varieties of Matriarchy have a "Dommy Mommy" personality, a slang term that refers to a woman who is dominant in a relationship

Flag of Matriarchy

How to Draw

  1. Draw a ball.
  2. Fill it in with black.
  3. Draw a pink triangle spanning the ball, pointing downward.
  4. Draw a white Venus symbol on the triangle.
  5. Draw in the eyes.

You're done!

Color Name HEX RGB
Pink #FF81FF 255, 129, 255
Black #141414 20, 20, 20
White #FFFFFF 255, 255, 255

Props

  • Draw the ball wearing a pink bow.

Relations

Having a Mother

Probably Motherless

  • Esoteric Fascism - All of you are cringe except Herman Wirth, who claimed that I am the true form of Aryan civilization.
  • Kakistocracy - My "special" son. I knew I shouldn't have drank those two glasses during pregnancy!
  • Theodemocracy - Polygamy is cringe, thankfully LDS banned it in 1890 but your fundamentalists still practice it. Giving God a wife is awsome though
  • Libertarian Feminism - Your heart is right in the right place, but how will Matriarchy be enforced without authority?
  • Reactionaryism - Based in historically Matriarchal societies, cringe in historically Patriarchal societies.
  • Paleoconservatism - Once again, Based in historically Matriarchal societies, cringe in historically Patriarchal societies. Please don't question my right to vote...
  • Anarcha-Feminism - Smashing The Patriarchy is based, but we're not replacing it with Matriarchy?!
  • Maoism - Women hold up half the sky?! They should hold up The ENTIRE sky!
  • Helvetic Model - You gave women the right to vote in 1990?! Even most Middle Eastern nations aren't that unhinged...
  • Nordic Model - Probably the closest on Earth to an actual Matriarchy, lots of women in politics and female-dominated Monarchies.
  • Civil Libertarianism - Thanks for granting me more civil liberties, but I want MORE rights than men not equal.
  • Jewish Theocracy - Not specifically Matriarchal, but some Jewish teachings like The Halakha have Matriarchist elements.
  • Mother Anarchy - In some ways you're kinda my idol since you're the mother who birthed the most political off-shoots, but at the same time, why do you want no mother in charge? You're just asking for disaster. No wonder most of your kids have issues.
  • Protestant Theocracy - Sometimes allows female deacons.

Motherless

  • Patriarchy - My polar opposite, why don't YOU make me a Sandwich!
  • 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.
  • Korwinism - In my ideal society, men will earn less.
  • Jihadism - STOP FORCING ME TO WEAR A HIJAB!
  • Orthodox Theocracy - Your church is let by Patriachs? Worst branch of Christianity. Please let me on Mount Athos too
  • Athenian Democracy - Not letting women vote is awful
  • Bonapartism - Fuck you for putting me under the full authority of my husband!
  • Chinese Theocracy - Mao popularizing atheism wasn't a bad idea after all
  • Catholic Theocracy Only men can be deacons? Yikes... I'm joining The Anglican Church...

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