Re: Patriarchy: Re: What Matriarchy?

Al Billings (
24 Jul 1996 17:20:29 GMT wrote:
: Well, while there are tons of myths about matriarchy, I can find
: little reference to actual matriarchy societies...however, I know that
: they have existed and will exist.

You don't have any evidence but you know they existed. right.

: I DID find the following, on the net under the following url:
: a museum in the netherlands....
: dunno how accurate they are, but will check into some more for more
: concrete proof of matriarchy.
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: Minangkabau matriarchy
: The society of the Minangkabau is ruled by the system of matriarchy,
: that means that they trace descent and inheritance through
: the female line.

This isn't matriarchy. This is matrilineal descent. Two different things.