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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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* 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.
11th Mar '17 12:40:37 PM AnotherDuck
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* Wolves have two leaders, an alpha female and an alpha male, with each alpha being in charge of all of the wolves of the same sex. One of the alphas is dominant over the other, and this is usually, but not always, the female. (Note, however, that "in charge" is not a very precise term here. Wolf packs are largely based on family groups, so the alphas are "in charge" of the other wolves in about the same way your grandparents are "in charge" of you.)
27th Feb '17 4:03:51 PM nombretomado
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* In Royce Day's ''Literature/TheRedVixenAdventures'' noble inheritance in Foxen society is matrilineal, though there's nothing stopping males from obtaining titles. And one of the [[http://jeriendhal.livejournal.com/1093211.html short excerpts]] on the author's LiveJournal indicates that in the military Noble caste vixens can start as officers while males have to work their way up.

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* In Royce Day's ''Literature/TheRedVixenAdventures'' noble inheritance in Foxen society is matrilineal, though there's nothing stopping males from obtaining titles. And one of the [[http://jeriendhal.livejournal.com/1093211.html short excerpts]] on the author's LiveJournal Website/LiveJournal indicates that in the military Noble caste vixens can start as officers while males have to work their way up.
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