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19th Jul '16 7:51:18 PM HighCrate
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* '''Straw Matriarchy''' - A DeadHorseTrope, this is how early philosophers portrayed matriarchies, as a warning to allowing women in power. Women were shown to be fundamentally incapable of governing or utterly evil and castrating in their power-wielding.

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* '''Straw Matriarchy''' - A DeadHorseTrope, this is how early philosophers portrayed matriarchies, as a warning to against allowing women in power. Women were shown to be fundamentally incapable of governing or utterly evil and castrating in their power-wielding.



* '''Sexy Matriarchy''' - A fantasy where the women in power are attractive and often scantily clad, with strong overtones of domination (often of the RomanticizedAbuse kind), lesbianism or both. This can be just as offensive as a Straw Matriarchy. A form of FanService Author Appeal for certain male writers, and common in BDSM SpeculativeFiction. Almost always overlaps with Matriarchy In Name Only, as women in an actual matriarchy would have no logical reason to cater to male desires.

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* '''Sexy Matriarchy''' - A fantasy where the women in power are attractive and often scantily clad, with strong overtones of domination (often of the RomanticizedAbuse kind), lesbianism or both. This can be just as offensive as a Straw Matriarchy. A form of FanService Author Appeal for certain male writers, and common in BDSM SpeculativeFiction. Almost always overlaps with Matriarchy In Name Only, as women in an actual matriarchy would have no logical reason to cater to male desires.SpeculativeFiction.
11th Jul '16 8:42:19 PM thatother1dude
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* The Crystal Gems of StevenUniverse are this by default, since they don't actually have a gender due to being sentient rocks, but their projected bodies are always female presenting and use female pronouns. They aren't better off or worse than humanity due to explicitly being female (again, they're only female by default), but they certainly aren't exactly enlightened. Despite their advanced technology,[[spoilers: their race is highly class based and act as viruses by draining a planet's resources to create more gems, prompting Rose Quartz to lead a rebellion against her (by default) matriarchy.]]

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* The Crystal Gems of StevenUniverse ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' are this by default, since they don't actually have a gender due to being sentient rocks, but their projected bodies are always female presenting and use female pronouns. They aren't better off or worse than humanity due to explicitly being female (again, they're only female by default), but they certainly aren't exactly enlightened. Despite their advanced technology,[[spoilers: their race is highly class based and act as viruses by draining a planet's resources to create more gems, prompting Rose Quartz to lead a rebellion against her (by default) matriarchy.]]
10th Jul '16 7:24:10 PM Dolphinjamez
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* Gazorpazorp [[spoiler: pretends to be this]] in "WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty".
26th Jun '16 8:44:23 PM MapleSamurai
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* While [[BestialityIsDepraved not "sexy" as in "sexually appealing to humans"]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonobo bonobos]] (relatives of chimpanzees native to the Congo Basin), have a matriarchal society where sexual activity is used as a greeting and to resolve conflicts, and can occur between pairs of any gender combinations, and [[FreeLoveFuture permanent monogamous relationships are virtually nonexistent.]]
29th May '16 10:19:36 AM Terran117
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* '''Patriarchy Flip''' - Identical to patriarchy, but [[GenderFlip with the genders flipped]]. Can often include men treated as lower class citizens, depending on the type of patriarchy and time period being imitated.

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* '''Patriarchy Flip''' - Identical to patriarchy, but [[GenderFlip with the genders flipped]]. Can often include men treated as lower class citizens, depending on the type of patriarchy and time period being imitated. They're often used as metaphors for human patriarchies to make a point about gender inequality, by showing the viewer how bad our society is/was (depending on where you live) if things are dominated by one gender.
29th May '16 10:12:39 AM Terran117
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* The Crystal Gems of StevenUniverse are this by default, since they don't actually have a gender due to being sentient rocks, but their projected bodies are always female presenting and use female pronouns. They aren't better off or worse than humanity due to explicitly being female (again, they're only female by default), but they certainly aren't exactly enlightened. Despite their advanced technology,[[spoilers: their race is highly class based and act as viruses by draining a planet's resources to create more gems, prompting Rose Quartz to lead a rebellion against her (by default) matriarchy.]]
27th May '16 10:29:51 AM Terran117
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* '''Enlightened Matriarchy''' - A more benevolent or enlightened rule than patriarchy. A form of non-sexual AuthorAppeal for certain feminist writers, especially second-wave feminists in the 1970s. On its way to being a Dead Horse Trope, at least for the more extreme versions, as well.

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* '''Enlightened Matriarchy''' - A more benevolent or enlightened rule than patriarchy. A form of non-sexual AuthorAppeal for certain feminist writers, especially second-wave feminists in the 1970s. On its way to being a Dead Horse Trope, at least for the more extreme versions, as well. Since third-wave feminism is now trans and non binary inclusive, the FridgeLogic as to what happens to non binary people under a [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption a system that favors a single gender]] is not part of their mission.
18th Apr '16 6:11:20 AM LordInsane
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* ''VideoGame/AfterTheEndACrusaderKingsIIMod'' has both the Gaian and the Ursuline faiths. The Gaians, who blame the men who ruled the old world for the end of it, place Enlightened Matriarchy as an ideal, although the results are much closer to a standard patriarchy flip (the main difference is that Gaians have to be a bit more gender equal than most others, and that's mostly down to hardcoded game mechanics -- except for succession it mostly isn't actually possible to ''invert'' gender preferences and restrictions). The Ursulines, a Catholic off-shoot, are a near-straight flip with their ''clergy'', with only-female Cardinals and an Abbess-General playing the papal role, though unlike the Gaians this is not ''really'' down to an actual preference for female rule (it just happened to be a ''female'' monastic order that Canadian Catholics looked to for organization in preference to the Pope in St. Louis after the End), so Ursuline feudal lords are just a bit more tolerant of female rulers, with nothing keeping them from male-preference succession.
12th Apr '16 12:25:48 AM Theriocephalus
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* The hyena tribe in Webcomic/{{Digger}} is mostly a Patriarchy Flip, though with a few original elements as well. Males can hold important posts, but it is shown to be far from the norm: there is [[TokenMinority only one male]], Owl-Caller, on the Elder council, and he is extremely deferential to Boneclaw, whereas the female elders argue with her as near-equals. {{Justified|Trope}}, since [[ShownTheirWork this is how]] RealLife [[ShownTheirWork spotted hyenas operate]], with the highest ranked adult male below all females and juveniles in female's care.
* ''Webcomic/SwordPrincessAmaltea'' is a "Patriarchy flip" version, set in a MedievalEuropeanFantasy.

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* The hyena tribe in Webcomic/{{Digger}} ''Webcomic/{{Digger}}'' is mostly a Patriarchy Flip, though with a few original elements as well. Males can hold important posts, but it is shown to be far from the norm: there is [[TokenMinority only one male]], Owl-Caller, on the Elder council, and he is extremely deferential to Boneclaw, whereas the female elders argue with her as near-equals. {{Justified|Trope}}, since [[ShownTheirWork this is how]] RealLife [[ShownTheirWork spotted hyenas operate]], with the highest ranked adult male below all females and juveniles in female's care.
* ''Webcomic/SwordPrincessAmaltea'' is a "Patriarchy flip" version, Patriarchy flip set in a MedievalEuropeanFantasy. MedievalEuropeanFantasy.
* Drow society in ''Webcomic/{{Drowtales}}'' is this, with a small bit of Original -- women dominate because they tend to be innately superior at using magic and (at least among the majority Dark Elves and Drowolath) tend to be physically stronger and larger than the males. This is in contrast to the Light Elves and Drowussu [[spoiler:which is not a coincidence]] where the physical aspect is inverted and Light Elf society is traditionally patriarchal, while Drowussu still officially have female leaders but behind the scenes are more balanced in terms of their leaders' gender ratio.



* The Drow society in ''Webcomic/{{Drowtales}}'' is a balanced mix of this, Patriarchy Flip and a small bit of Original -- Women dominate because they tend to be innately superior at using magic and (at least among the majority Dark Elves and Drowolath) tend to be physically stronger and larger than the males. This is in contrast to the Light Elves and Drowussu [[spoiler:which is not a coincidence]] where the physical aspect is inverted and Light Elf society is traditionally patriarchal, while Drowussu still officially have female leaders but behind the scenes are more balanced in terms of their leaders' gender ratio.
1st Apr '16 6:36:19 PM theloopweaver
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* Contrary to popular belief, with horses a lead mare is usually in charge rather than a stallion. Studies have fond groups of all geldings or with a gelding leader tend to be more anxious and less relaxed than those with a female leader.

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* Contrary to popular belief, with horses a lead mare is usually in charge rather than a stallion. Studies have fond found groups of all geldings or with a gelding leader tend to be more anxious and less relaxed than those with a female leader.
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