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The Term Matriarchy
Description of 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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Are the Basques matriarchal people?

Today the Basques are as matriarchal as every community in Europe: not very much (matriarchal = matrilineal + matrilocal). Nevertheless you will find here matriarchal elements, like in all European societies. You can follow the traces in religion (Christianity in most of Europe), the folklore, tales and legends, habits and traditions, especially at festivals.

Though, the Basques are speaking their own non-indoeuropean language, which means, the cultural influence from the patriarchal Kurgan Culture had less influence on them as on other European peoples, i.e. the Greeks or Celts or Germans.

 
Women Are More Powerful
Thought forms or spiritual insight, the biological ability to endure pain and a lot of other abilities make women more the cause of man's insecurities than he would like to admit. This article will focus on the psychic nurturing side of women that the vernacular lingo calls 'women's intuition'.
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Subsistence
This is an example from the !Kung (Africa), how economics work in matriarchal societies:
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The Golden Rule

The so called 'Golden Rule' is one of the most important rules of patriarchy. It guarantees that people are seen as 'equals' instead of individuals. If people believe, all they want is the same as their neighbor and consider this as a right, then such men and women are much easier to rule, to exploit and to manipulate.

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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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The Stolen Earth

Examples of matrilineal inheritance and what this means.

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