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The Term Matriarchy
Description of Matriarchy
Ecourse Matriarchy

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Peaceful Societies

You can call them "Segmentary Societies" like Emile Durkheim, "Regulated Anarchies" like Max Weber, "Peaceful Societies" like on the Website mentioned below or "Matriarchy", like German Scholars define it (not to confuse with Bachofen, goddess movement or FemDom). It all is the same kind of society with the same patterns.

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The Stolen Earth

Examples of matrilineal inheritance and what this means.

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Decision making by consensus

Kwasi Wiredu, a professor of Philosophy at the University of South Florida, Tampa, and currently has a visiting professorship at Duke University, explains and discusses the use of the consensus principle for political theory and practice in Africa.

As determined by definition consensus is one of the major and typical characteristics of a matriarchal society.

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Matriarchy As a Sociocultural Form - An Old Debate in a New Light

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Rumah Adat Minangkabau Gathering House
In the following I argue for a reconfiguration of the term matriarchy not as a construct based on the gendered division of political power, but one based on gendered divisions in the sociocultural and cosmological orders.

Aware of the disdain that the term matriarchy evokes in the minds of many anthropologists, I suggest that matriarchy has never been theorized in and of itself.

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Karuna

Karuna is the Tantric term for the basic quality of mother-love, directly experienced in infancy and ramified in adulthood to embrace all forms of love: touching, tenderness, compassion, sensual enjoyment, and eroticism.

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Breastfeeding: Being Loved and Being Touched

Today I found in the paper an example of how patriarchy makes people suppressing their sexual feelings, especially children. Read how kids become traumatized by the White Christian American society, not understandable even for Europeans, who also live in a patriarchal system:

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Description of Matriarchy

To make it clear right away: There is no "complete matriarchal people" known today. Every so called matriarchal society lost more or less of their typical life style under patriarchal influence; so this description will be “fictional" and somewhat theoretical. Even though it matches reality, the characteristics listed below cannot be experienced by travelling to one ethnical community or tribe.

 

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