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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.
17th Feb '17 5:58:48 AM Kakai
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* Implied in ''Literature/TheWitchlands'' when it's mentioned that the Marstoki Empire is a "female-dominated" society. As the story is yet to visit Marstok, it's unclear how far this extends, although it's made clear that the country is always ruled by a woman.
6th Jan '17 6:35:24 PM TudorRose
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* In Robin Jarvis' ''Literature/DeptfordMice'' books, the squirrels are ruled by a wise, magic-wielding female known as the Starwife. Further back in their history, there were five royal houses of black squirrels in total, each one with its own queen regnant. Gradually these realms were destroyed in various tragedies, with the exception of the Starwife's realm in Greenwich Park, London which remains even in the 'present day' of the books.
22nd Dec '16 8:53:57 PM Doug86
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Some societies are thought to exist as matriarchies, where women hold power and rule over society, both in modern day and historically. However, in fiction, the first known fictional matriarchies to be described in any detail were called "gynæcocracy", and was hypothesized by [[OlderThanFeudalism Aristotle and Plutarch]], but Amazons go back even further, to {{Homer}}. They usually vary widely from supposed real-life matriarchies, and can be considered separate.

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Some societies are thought to exist as matriarchies, where women hold power and rule over society, both in modern day and historically. However, in fiction, the first known fictional matriarchies to be described in any detail were called "gynæcocracy", and was hypothesized by [[OlderThanFeudalism Aristotle and Plutarch]], but Amazons go back even further, to {{Homer}}.Creator/{{Homer}}. They usually vary widely from supposed real-life matriarchies, and can be considered separate.
21st Nov '16 5:27:54 PM KillerClowns
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* In the world of ''Roleplay/RollToDodgeSavral,'' the regions of Avis-Sfal and Spyrus consist of a number of independent human villages led by magic-using priestesses. Within these villages, men are never the focus of playersí interaction, in contrast to many other regions where the players interact with mostly male [=NPCs=]. Itís implied that these societies are matrifocal, since the Tgan High Priestessís brother occupies a position beside her and no husband figure exists. While the roles of men in these societies aren't clearly defined, both the Tgan High Priestess and the priestess Zbse encounters doubt men can rule effectively.


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* In the world of ''Roleplay/RollToDodgeSavral,'' the regions of Avis-Sfal and Spyrus consist of a number of independent human villages led by magic-using priestesses. Within these villages, men are never the focus of playersí interaction, in contrast to many other regions where the players interact with mostly male [=NPCs=]. Itís implied that these societies are matrifocal, since the Tgan High Priestessís brother occupies a position beside her and no husband figure exists. While the roles of men in these societies aren't clearly defined, both the Tgan High Priestess and the priestess Zbse encounters doubt men can rule effectively.
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21st Nov '16 5:26:49 PM KillerClowns
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* Two examples in ''VideoGame/{{Tyranny}}'':
** In the Tiers, only women are allowed to hold land, but likewise, only men are allowed to captain ships, with occasional exceptions on both sides for truly extraordinary individuals. Indeed, the Bronze Brotherhood has both men and women, but the women are also called "Brother" and live under the legal fiction of being men as a way to formally disavow any land-owning rights.
** The [[BeastMan Beastwomen]] -- referred to collectively as such despite having both genders because of this. It varies from tribe to tribe, but in general, MightMakesRight. And the women are not just formally the only ones allowed to rule, but simply significantly larger and more powerful than the men. Indeed, Kills-in-Shadow expresses surprise and mild curiosity at a male Fatebinder acting the part of Alpha.
15th Nov '16 5:30:35 PM Doodler
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* Some of the [[ http://blackgirllonghair.com/2015/10/fed-up-with-sexual-violence-kenyan-women-create-fully-self-sufficient-woman-only-village/ woman-lead villages of Kenya]] fall under this. While the original village of Umoja is a strict LadyLand, other villages like Nachami and Supalake will allow men provided that they follow their rules, and in no case will the men be allowed power.

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* Some of the [[ http://blackgirllonghair.[[http://blackgirllonghair.com/2015/10/fed-up-with-sexual-violence-kenyan-women-create-fully-self-sufficient-woman-only-village/ woman-lead villages of Kenya]] fall under this. While the original village of Umoja is this, at least those aren't a strict LadyLand, other villages LadyLand. Villages like Nachami and Supalake will allow men provided that to live there, but only if they follow their rules, accept the village's rules and in no case will the men be allowed power.
15th Nov '16 5:27:00 PM Doodler
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* Some of the [[ http://blackgirllonghair.com/2015/10/fed-up-with-sexual-violence-kenyan-women-create-fully-self-sufficient-woman-only-village/ woman-lead villages of Kenya]] fall under this. While the original village of Umoja is a strict LadyLand, other villages like Nachami and Supalake will allow men provided that they follow their rules, and in no case will the men be allowed power.
30th Oct '16 3:39:02 PM MrFreeze
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Some societies are thought to exist as matriarchies, where women hold power and rule over society, both in modern day and historically. However, in fiction, the first known fictional matriarchies to be described in any detail were called "gynæcocracy", and was hypothesized by [[OlderThanFeudalism Aristotle and Plutarch]], but Amazons go back even further, to {{Homer}}. They usually vary widely from supposed real-life matriarchies, and can be considered seperate.

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Some societies are thought to exist as matriarchies, where women hold power and rule over society, both in modern day and historically. However, in fiction, the first known fictional matriarchies to be described in any detail were called "gynæcocracy", and was hypothesized by [[OlderThanFeudalism Aristotle and Plutarch]], but Amazons go back even further, to {{Homer}}. They usually vary widely from supposed real-life matriarchies, and can be considered seperate.
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25th Oct '16 6:13:21 AM Berrenta
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* The Crystal Gems of ''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.]]

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* The Crystal Gems of ''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: technology, [[spoiler: 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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