Re: Patriarchy: Re: What Matriarchy?

Stephen Barnard (
Sat, 27 Jul 1996 09:54:39 -0800

Susan wrote:
> So if occasionally people find empowerment in the notion that there might
> have been societies in the past where women could give as good as they've
> been getting in so many parts of the world in so many periods in the
> past, then the fact that there is no scientific (and I understand and
> accept all the use of that word implies!) evidence to support such an
> idea should not get in the way of celebrating the ideology behind the
> protest.
> Susan

Then you must really like "Afrocentrism", which make some very nearly
insane claims. For example, it claims that the Greeks, and therefore
all Western civilization, stole their philosophy from the (black)

If a group of people "find empowerment" in false notions of historical
supremacy then there are setting themselves up for a fall. The truth
and the facts will win in the end. The Nazis found this out when they
used their Aryan fantasies to justify their cruelty. (I'm not accusing
anyone of being a Nazi.)

Steve Barnard