- andro- + -cracy (Wiktionary)
“That is why the translators have seldom used the terms matriarchy and patriarchy; and for this and other reasons they have passed over Bachofen's terms "androcracy" and "gynecocracy" in favour of Anglo-Saxon equivalents with somewhat different implications.”
“Thus there was an oscillation from androcracy to gynecocracy and back to androcracy again.”
“We know that under Greek influence androcracy was revived.”
“This obviously implies that before the days of Sesostris androcracy must have been in force.”
“Amid continuous minor oscillations, androcracy among the Germans reached the pitch of monosexual absolutism, so that women were entirely restricted to domestic occupations, were excluded from higher education, were completely subordinate in married life, had practically no property rights, and so on.”
“On broad lines, then, we have among the Germans the following phases: vestiges of gynecocracy; equal rights; androcracy; commencement of equality.”
“The explanations that have hitherto been offered to account for the transition from gynecocracy to androcracy have invariably been biased by the ideology of the extant Men's State.”
“There has never been a democracy, so far -- only an androcracy.”
“Yet it is hard to win reluctant admission of the opposite fact; that an androcracy must of its own nature be one sided also, and would be greatly improved by the participation of the other sex.”
“Even though we may not consider the difference between men and women in respect of bodily strength to have been by itself a sufficient cause for the installation of androcracy, the comparative weakness of women must certainly have imperilled gynecocracy. ”
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