Could a society be both matriarchal and patriarchal at the same time?

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  • 1 month ago

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  • Lili
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    1 month ago

    Not really, because the very words signify that either women or men are the most significant figures and also the determinants of such things as inheritance and kinship.

    However, if both women and men were truly equal within the society, then you could claim that it was both matriarchal and patriarchal, but there wouldn't be any real point.  Such a society wouldn't be "-- archal" at all, at least not where men and women were concerned. It would be sexually egalitarian.

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  • Nancy
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    1 month ago

    No.  The two are mutual exclusive.  That doesn't mean that there might not be matriarchal elements within a patriarchy or patriarchal elements within a matriarchy, but if you are going to so qualify a society in general, it has got to be one or the other.  Of course, neither is an option, but neither isn't both.  You can't have it be both.

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