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OT Matriarchy (WAS: Re: Simple translation exercise?)

From:Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>
Date:Thursday, June 19, 2003, 17:18
Quoting Aquamarine Demon <aquamarine_demon@...>:

> Personally, I find the idea of a matriarchy odd, since no known > culture > has truly had one.
I'm in no position to evaluate the trustworthiness of my sources on this topic, but I'm told that some Amazonian groups are matriarchical, and that traditional society (or at least one traditional society) on New Caledonia is too. What is supposed to be particular relevant vis-a-vis feminism and related topics in the present-day western ideosphere is that despite women wieldling most of the socio-political power in these societies, they nevertheless have quite traditional gender-roles. Andreas


Thomas R. Wier <trwier@...>