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11th Jul '17 1:05:39 PM QueenMarine
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* Mewni, the home world of the title character of StarVsTheForcesOfEvil, appears to be this. All of the rulers mentioned have been queens and Star's royal family history seems to be made up entirely of women. The only kings mentioned are Star's father and the husband of her ancestor, Eclipsa, but in both cases, they appear to be kings by marriage, with their wives having inherited the throne.

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* Mewni, the home world of the title character of StarVsTheForcesOfEvil, appears to be this. All of the rulers mentioned have been queens and Star's royal family history seems to be made up entirely of women. The only kings mentioned are Star's father and the husband of her ancestor, Eclipsa, but in both cases, they appear to be kings by marriage, with their wives having inherited the throne. Star's father also took her mother's surname upon their marriage and the all-female lineage carries the same surname, implying it is standard practice.
11th Jul '17 12:49:58 PM QueenMarine
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* Mewni, the home world of the title character of StarVsTheForcesOfEvil, appears to be this. All of the rulers mentioned have been queens and Star's royal family history seems to be made up entirely of women. The only kings mentioned are Star's father and the husband of her ancestor, Eclipsa, but in both cases, they appear to be kings by marriage, with their wives having inherited the throne.
28th Jun '17 11:57:45 AM BeerBaron
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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series has this as the case for the [[CatFolk Khajiit]] race. While the (historically male) Mane is the unofficial "head of state" of the Khajiit people, it is the Clan Mothers who hold the real power in Khajiiti society. They control the harvest and refinement of [[FantasticDrug Moon Sugar]], which is sacred to the Khajiit, and thus it is they who are seen as the most influential.
1st Jun '17 7:27:21 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''Literature/WheelOfTime'', many smaller independent villages are an Original Matriarchy, they are governed by two separate (theoretically equal) groups. The Village Council is all male and the Women's Circle are exclusively female, but members of both bodies will privately admit that really, the women are the ones calling the shots. The Aiel exhibit a similar governance (and similar admissions of who holds the true power) though in their case they are led by a Clan Chief (male), a Wise One (female) and the woman who owns the Hold.

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* In the ''Literature/WheelOfTime'', ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'', many smaller independent villages are an Original Matriarchy, they are governed by two separate (theoretically equal) groups. The Village Council is all male and the Women's Circle are exclusively female, but members of both bodies will privately admit that really, the women are the ones calling the shots. The Aiel exhibit a similar governance (and similar admissions of who holds the true power) though in their case they are led by a Clan Chief (male), a Wise One (female) and the woman who owns the Hold.
20th May '17 10:50:49 PM wedekit
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* The ''Literature/{{Nightrunner}}'' and Tamír Triad series by Lynn Flewelling has Skala, a kingdom with a matrilineal line of queens. The legitimacy of this tradition is enforced by a prophecy: "So long as a daughter of Thelátimos’ line defends and rules, Skala shall never be subjugated." This particular example fits in the "flipped patriarchy" category because they rule in the same manor a king stereotypically would, including being skilled on the battlefield.

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* The ''Literature/{{Nightrunner}}'' and Tamír Triad series by Lynn Flewelling has Skala, a kingdom with a matrilineal line of queens. The legitimacy of this tradition is enforced by a prophecy: "So long as a daughter of Thelátimos’ line defends and rules, Skala shall never be subjugated." This particular example fits in the "flipped patriarchy" category because they rule in the same manor a king stereotypically would, including being skilled on the battlefield.warriors and commanders. However, certain Enlightened characteristics of their culture are implied to be due to their matrilineal succession, such as: equal rights and opportunities for both genders (and LGBTQ+ citizens), culturally sanctioned and legally protected prostitutes (of both genders), etc.
22nd Apr '17 5:23:27 PM nombretomado
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* SuikodenV's Queendom is technically a Matriarchy, in that the monarch is always a queen. However, her armies are commanded by her husband, whom she does not choose and is decided by the outcome of a grand tournament. Likewise, the Queen does have executive power but in practice the Senate (which seems to comprised entirely of men) own enough land and have enough soldiers loyal to them that the Queen must play politics in order to avoid them obstructing or dethroning her. The only other women in positions of power in the Queendom are a retired Admiral who now serves as mayor of a single town, and the leader of the Queendom's religion, who lives in a small settlement on a remote mountain.

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* SuikodenV's ''VideoGame/SuikodenV'''s Queendom is technically a Matriarchy, in that the monarch is always a queen. However, her armies are commanded by her husband, whom she does not choose and is decided by the outcome of a grand tournament. Likewise, the Queen does have executive power but in practice the Senate (which seems to comprised entirely of men) own enough land and have enough soldiers loyal to them that the Queen must play politics in order to avoid them obstructing or dethroning her. The only other women in positions of power in the Queendom are a retired Admiral who now serves as mayor of a single town, and the leader of the Queendom's religion, who lives in a small settlement on a remote mountain.
16th Mar '17 4:02:10 AM Morgenthaler
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13th Mar '17 2:48:44 PM wedekit
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* The ''Literature/Nightrunner'' and Tamír Triad series by Lynn Flewelling has Skala, a kingdom with a matrilineal line of queens. The legitimacy of this tradition is enforced by a prophecy: "So long as a daughter of Thelátimos’ line defends and rules, Skala shall never be subjugated." This particular example fits in the "flipped patriarchy" category because they rule in the same manor a king stereotypically would, including being skilled on the battlefield.

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* The ''Literature/Nightrunner'' ''Literature/{{Nightrunner}}'' and Tamír Triad series by Lynn Flewelling has Skala, a kingdom with a matrilineal line of queens. The legitimacy of this tradition is enforced by a prophecy: "So long as a daughter of Thelátimos’ line defends and rules, Skala shall never be subjugated." This particular example fits in the "flipped patriarchy" category because they rule in the same manor a king stereotypically would, including being skilled on the battlefield.
13th Mar '17 12:47:13 AM wedekit
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