With all do respect Heru,

I don't go to links, if the link is used by itself to pose a counter argument. Either paste the piece, summarize it or speak on it, brother.

However, looking at the title of the link, do you believe that it is a myth? That is, that there were no matriarchal societies at one time or another. Meaning, a society ruled by a woman minus pre-history, yet in history as it's been recorded?
I really haven't developed a forman opinion. However, I'm beginning to lean towards believing that it is a myth.

At most, I believe that there may have been a time in prehistory where men and women shared equal status. But a society where women ruled, and held a higher social status than men, is beginning to seem very far-fetched.

What sparked my interest is how we like to put a European tag on patriarchalism. What about Asians, Australians, South Americans... and all the other continents.
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Originally posted by HeruStar:
I really haven't developed a forman opinion. However, I'm beginning to lean towards believing that it is a myth.

At most, I believe that there may have been a time in prehistory where men and women shared equal status. But a society where women ruled, and held a higher social status than men, is beginning to seem very far-fetched.

What sparked my interest is how we like to put a European tag on patriarchalism. What about Asians, Australians, South Americans... and all the other continents.


Many Aboriginal tribes are STILL matrilinal, as well as as Dravidians, and some African and South Amerikkkan Indigenous peoples.

Matriarchal, matrilineal, and matrifocal are aspects that can co-exist in a society, but they do not have to, they are not all the same thing...

I hesitate to discuss this further on this thread because of your statement...

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I really haven't developed a forman opinion. However, I'm beginning to lean towards believing that it is a myth.


It seems a contradiction, and I already know your leanings from previous reasonings... There is an agenda here I am not comfortable with. When one explores a subject from a negative starting point it's suspicious...
*scratches head*

Where are you guys getting these jacked up interpretations of me "mixing" up matriarchal, matrilineal, and any other matri...

Did the link mix them up????

I've said very little about Matriarchal, and NOTHING about the other matri's...

What gives?
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Originally posted by HeruStar:
I've said very little about Matriarchal, and NOTHING about the other matri's...

What gives?


Isn't the title of you thread "the myth of matriarchal prehistory"? Your entire thread is about attempting to show that prehistoric societies were patriarchal, or at least not matriarchal.
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Originally posted by Empty Purnata:
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Originally posted by HeruStar:
ok...

So why are you guys assuming that I'm mixing things up


I didn't, that was Oshun. lol


Actually I didn't. Nowhere did I say that Heru mixed up these things. He's just been on defensive mode. I guess asking folks to prove a negative does that to people...

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