Matriarchy Quotes

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Frans de Waal
“I sometimes try to imagine what would have happened if we’d known the bonobo first and the chimpanzee only later—or not at all. The discussion about human evolution might not revolve as much around violence, warfare and male dominance, but rather around sexuality, empathy, caring and cooperation. What a different intellectual landscape we would occupy!”
Frans de Waal, Our Inner Ape: A Leading Primatologist Explains Why We Are Who We Are

“The female warrior knows how to fight without violence. She knows when not to raise her sword, but instead hold up her heart. Her shield is not a defense against others but a shelter for all.”
Riitta Klint

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Making God a man is the consolation prize that our forefathers gave themselves for not being the ones who were each blessed with a vagina.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“The female, not the male, determines all the conditions of the animal family. Where the female can derive no benefit from association with the male, no such association takes place.”
Robert Briffault, The Mothers: the Matriarchal Theory of Social Origins

Sherman Alexie
“She'd teach him nineteen different ways to spell matriarchy.”
Sherman Alexie

David Eddings
“This is Trenicia, the queen of the warrior women of the Isle of Akalla. Different places have different traditions and different customs. On the Isle of Akalla, the women rule, and the women do the fighting."

"What do the men do?" the horseman Ekial asked curiously.

"As little as they possibly can," the warrior woman said in a sardonic tone. "Over the years, they’ve foisted just about everything off on us. We have to grow the food, hunt the meat, and fight the wars. The men sit around getting fat and arguing with each other about something they call 'philosophy' - most of which is pure nonsense.”
David Eddings, The Treasured One

Wilhelm Reich
“The patriarchal authoritarian sexual order that resulted from the revolutionary processes of latter-day matriarchy (economic independence of the chief's family from the maternal gens, a growing exchange of goods between the tribes, development of the means of production, etc.) becomes the primary basis of authoritarian ideology by depriving the women, children, and adolescents of their sexual freedom, making a commodity of sex and placing sexual interests in the service of economic subjugation. From now on, sexuality is indeed distorted; it becomes diabolical and demonic and has to be curbed. In terms of patriarchal demands, the innocent sensuousness of matriarchy appears as the lascivious unchaining of dark powers. The Dionysian becomes "sinful yearning," which patriarchal culture can conceive of only as something chaotic and "dirty." Surrounded by and imbued with human sexual structures that have become distorted and lascivious, patriarchal man is shackled for the first time in an ideology in which sexual and dirty, sexual and vulgar or demonic, became inseparable associations.”
Wilhelm Reich, The Mass Psychology of Fascism

Leland Lewis
“If women governed the entire world, it is my theory that soon we would have world peace and healing of the entire planet....”
Leland Lewis, Random Molecular Mirroring

“Too many dissenters dilute the potency of progress.”
―C.Drying, Contingent Upon Magenta”

Theodore Sturgeon
“The patrists poison themselves. The matrists tend to decay, which is merely another kind of poison.”
Theodore Sturgeon, Venus Plus X

Susan Block
“In Bonoboville, the females gently but firmly rule the roost, keeping the males gentle and firm”
Susan Block, The Bonobo Way

Adrian Tchaikovsky
“Back in Seven Trees, the remaining local males are hard at work. Some have fled, but most of the evacuees are female. Males are replaceable, always underfoot, always too numerous. Many have been instructed to remain in the city until the last, on pain of death.”
Adrian Tchaikovsky, Children of Time

Vivian French
“We've never had kings in Wadingburn, and I don't intend for us to start now.”
Vivian French, The Bag of Bones