Matriarchal society: gender roles:
edited 29th Apr '12 6:25:00 AM by LoniJay
edited 29th Apr '12 8:11:48 AM by Euodiachloris
- Looser marriages, while monogamy is still the favoured aspect of any relationship, places where females have more power tend to have less strict marriage rules... which is interesting considering how male-dominated Western societies are so strict about single solid life-time marriages
- Men are regarded as do-nothings, or contribute less to a household than females but they still tend toward being used in warrior/hunting/fishing roles and also interestingly enough, political roles (maybe as proxies?)
- Women tend to be the ones in charge of the children moreso than men, which I guess isn't really all that different from male-dominated societies
- Usually the societies are more agrarian in nature, which I'm guessing is because if men are used in political roles, the political roles grow in power with greater industrialisation thus allowing men to become more independent as women's role as head of household drops in importance... therefore I would suggest that if you wanted a highly industrialised society to remain matriarchial then women have to take the political roles out of the hands of the men (which I suppose is rather obvious), the less obvious aspect is HOW you do so... you could make political entities be more clan/household based so that head of household doubles as a political role as well (I see you already did something like that)
edited 29th Apr '12 7:24:48 PM by breadloaf
edited 29th Apr '12 8:18:32 PM by LoniJay
edited 29th Apr '12 9:49:32 PM by breadloaf
- How did these views arise over time?
- What factors (geographic being the largest one) created these conditions for these views to arise?
- How did these views change as technology changed?
edited 28th May '12 12:57:38 AM by peccantis
edited 28th May '12 1:19:25 AM by peccantis
edited 28th May '12 1:56:44 AM by Euodiachloris
- they're gay
- they're boytoys
- they're unmanly
- they're unfit to be fathers and husbands
- "I don't know... it would just be weird if my boy enlisted."
- gift for groom's family for giving their son
- gift for bride/her family for accepting a man
- fee for arranging the wedding
- gift to ensure a secure start for the new couple's household
- to represent a son's inheritance
- to serve as security for the husband (if his wife leaves him or dies)
edited 28th May '12 2:46:49 AM by peccantis
edited 28th May '12 2:57:52 AM by Euodiachloris
edited 28th May '12 3:59:41 AM by LoniJay