Re: Patriarchy: Re: What Matriarchy?

Al Billings (
25 Jul 1996 22:05:16 GMT wrote:
: (Al Billings) wrote:
: >: ---------------------------------------------------------------
: >: 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.
: Perhaps you should look these terms up in a dictionary before you
: claim such things.

I think my Anthro degree will suffice. Thanks though.

Popular dictionaries aren't always correct on technical terminology.

: This leads me to believe that you do not know what you are talking
: about.

Funny, I was going to say the same. Look in the anthropological