Are there matriarchal societies? Are women ruling in matriarchy?
Questions and fears such as this come up whenever the term “matriarchy” is heard. Johann Jakob Bachofen laid the foundations for the research on matriarchy 150 years ago. Numerous researchers developed a systematically matriarchal theory in the last 30 years. This modern research provides detailed descriptions on existing and past matriarchal societies and disproves a lot of prejudices and misinformation.
To the Concept of Matriarchy