What would life in a Matriarchy actually be like?
I know that the FLR and Female Supremacists fantasize about walking around naked and being made to do humbling tasks. However, a report on the Mosuo, a matriarchal group in southern China, provides some interesting and contradictory insights.
Here’s a rather interesting paragraph:
SPIEGEL ONLINE: What is life like for a man in a matriarchy?
Coler: Men live better where women are in charge: you are responsible for almost nothing, you work much less and you spend the whole day with your friends. You’re with a different woman every night. And on top of that, you can always live at your mother’s house. The woman serves the man and it happens in a society where she leads the way and has control of the money. In a patriarchy, we men work more — and every now and then we do the dishes. In the Mosuo’s pure form of matriarchy, you aren’t allowed to do that. Where a woman’s dominant position is secure, those kinds of archaic gender roles don’t have any meaning.
And this note for those of you who are planning to move there:
SPIEGEL ONLINE: Is Mosuo society a paradise for feminists?
Coler: I had expected to find an inverse patriarchy. But the life of the Mosuo has absolutely nothing to do with that. Women have a different way of dominating.
The article was fascinating, but far too short.
Go read it at Spiegel Online.
Then, come back and comment.