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  • noun Plural form of matriarchy.

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Examples

  • The lowest income communities in America have become virtual matriarchies nearly devoid of men.

    Wendy Sachs: Why Men Matter

  • On the other hand, she also helped perpetuate the Gimbutas/Budapest nonsense about ancient matriarchies and the "Burning Times," which I believed for years and had to be de-stupidized of comparatively recently.

    Making Light: Scholarly works to avoid citing at all costs

  • These matriarchies do only good in the world, and wasps in particular are first-class predators when it comes to other, less attractive insects.

    BROAD CAST, 1 SEPTEMBER 2007

  • To argue that it is inherent, and either is or is not actualized to any given degree, we need only assert that otherwise we would expect to find matriarchies somewhere in the world, and we do not.

    Gender

  • I did notice the lack of a cosmogony after the writing, when I recalled another of my matriarchies with a very explicit and ideologically twisted cosmogony that still amuses me greatly.

    Archive 2008-05-01

  • Whether these findings and similar results reported for packs of wolves and hyenas, elephant matriarchies, bands of gorillas, and pods of whales are relevant to understanding the human condition remains controversial.

    The Bass Handbook of Leadership

  • Are there anymore sacred matriarchies in the world today?

    Even more thoughts

  • Whether these findings and similar results reported for packs of wolves and hyenas, elephant matriarchies, bands of gorillas, and pods of whales are relevant to understanding the human condition remains controversial.

    The Bass Handbook of Leadership

  • I did notice the lack of a cosmogony after the writing, when I recalled another of my matriarchies with a very explicit and ideologically twisted cosmogony that still amuses me greatly.

    Interrogate the Author: Sylvia Kelso

  • Now, isn't historical accuracy far more fascinating than inventing sterilized feminist myths about imaginary peace-loving matriarchies or talking ad nauseum about the same ol' dry, men-only history that we still see in school textbooks?

    Matriarchy and women rulers

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