Re: Patriarchy: Re: What Matriarchy?

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22 Jul 1996 13:04:28 GMT

In <4svmh3$> Beth
Williams) writes:
>I've always found the discussion of *were there matriarchal societies*
>to be loaded, a ruse for men to show just how superior all men, and
>hence themselves, are and have always been, over women. Why do we not
>focus instead on patriarchy? When did it develop? Under what
>conditions? Where/are all societies patriarchal?
>MB Williams
>Dept. of Anthro., UMass-Amherst
On a light note, I have a little cartoon where a cave man is laying in
all his blubbery mess of a self, on the floor, of the cave and he looks
up, at the woman, with many children hanging off of her hips and he
says, Well woman, go invent beer and television!