matriarchal : Definition, Usages, News and More

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may tree or kuhl

  • a  characteristic of a matriarchy

  • Proud of her native roots, A-Mei incorporated tribal rhythms into some of her pop songs, like Sister, which celebrates the matriarchal aboriginal society.
  • And in the matriarchal killer whale society, that means she's the boss.
  • Mothers invest two years in their pregnancies, they live in stable matriarchal groups, and females collectively care for the young.
News & Articles


  • Sally Field in Philadelphia Daily News
    Describing her decision to join the show as "a leap of faith," Field said that "what Robbie [Baitz] said he wanted to do was show how you take a patriarchal family with a very strong father figure and turn it into a matriarchal family. And I...
  • Susan Faludi in CBS News
    If it does come down to Hillary versus Rudy, it is at one level a showdown between the iconography of matriarchal womanhood and the cowboy riding to the rescue,said Susan Faludi, an author who has spent two decades studying gender and...
  • John Freeman in National Post
    There's so many interesting writers in Canada. It would not be very difficult to put together. It would be a snap. It my mind it's the only matriarchal literary society,says Freeman, with a nod to Alice Munro and Margaret Atwood.

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