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    Being a priest or priestesses is a honor but somehow the priest amasses more power than the priestess that preceded him. During the matrilinear times, everybody in the society was looked at as an equal. Living with superiors or having hierarchy in society wasn’t very much present. Nevertheless, during the time of patriarchy that was the complete opposite. There was such thing as a hierarchy, as well as someone being a ruler. Although priestess is a derived term of priest they held totally different positions within the community. So being that during the matriarchy there was a such thing equality and peace, but during the time of patriarchy, there were a time of destruction, and hierarchy, it was all about power. Yes, during the time of matriarchy…

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    Elephant Matriarchs

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    Most of our research into Elephants behavior comes from Cindy Moss, who leads the Amboseli Elephant Research Project. This study is conducted by the AERP studying Elephant matriarchy, behaviors and traveling patterns in around 1,400 elephants that roam over approximately 3,000 miles. In an article written by the Washington Post, Moss was quoted in saying, “Our studies show how absolutely crucial matriarchs are to the well-being and success of the family,” she says. Living as a Fission- fusion…

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    Throughout history, men have always held power over women; physically, economically and socially. Although time has progressed, and women have made significant strides up the ladder, the patriarchal structure of our society still holds firm. The very basis of our culture was built on the oppression of minorities; women being one of many. Creating expectations on how they cover up, show off, and they are expected to behave, all play into the benefit of men. There has always been a discrepancy…

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    Women In Sparta

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    At Sparta’s peak, the society was more lenient towards feminist ideas and norms than the Hellenistic time period of Egypt. Sparta was a Greek militaristic city-state. All Spartan men were raised to be warriors and when they came of age, men were sent off to fight. Since all the men were away from Sparta in battle, the women were left behind to govern the city-state. Though men were valued more since they were warriors, Sparta developed into a matriarchal society since women were running the…

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    Zanene is a small, sunny island located between China and Japan. The people of the island would identify more with the asian race because of this. On my way into the main village of Verser I get a nice glimpse of the rice fields that dot this small island. You see, here on the Island of Zanene, rice is their livelihood. To them, rice is their life. They have a whole religion set up with Pedia (Goddess of Rice) and Lisia (Goddess of Rain). Everyone at some point in their life has worked on the…

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    The period after the Second World War witnessed a struggle of women’s rights. Although women were very appreciated during the war, the return of the patriarchal society rejected the idea of women working. Such contempt for women is expressed in Plath’s poem, ‘The Applicant’. The poem may first appear humorous but its underlining context of the objectification of women turns it bitter. This is evident in the title. The word “Applicant”, itself is dehumanising, is associated with jobs, employers…

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    Patriarchy is defined as being a system of society or government in which the father or eldest male is head of the family. The book Caetana Says No is about two women who are from two different parts of the caste system but both are dealing with patriarchy. Because of there social standings there experiences are different. Both of there stories take place in Brazil one is young the other old. Although both women are under patriarchs the affects differ. In Caetana’s story she rebels against her…

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    The next analyzed for this study is the biography that was approved by Lili’uokalani’s Hanai daughter, Lydia, and written in 1982 by Helen G. Allen, The Betrayal of Liliuokalani: Last Queen of Hawaii 1838-1917. Allen’s text builds upon the autobiography because it also utilizes diaries and other personal papers of Lili’uokalani and it expands of Lili’uokalani’s life past the end date of the autobiography. With that said, this biography must be strictly analyzed because Allen utilized sources…

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    As argued in Plato’s “The Allegory of the Cave,” there are many chains that limit the thoughts and opportunities of people. The symbolism of physical chains to figurative chains in Plato’s story is very significant, as it is applicable throughout all time. Currently, there are many “chains” within society that restrict individuals, including race, class, gender, religion, media, and the government. All of these are very challenging to change and have a profound effect on the ability of…

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    Matriarchy Short Story

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    Matriarchy – a short story. I was eight when I realized something was different about me. I was ten when I asked my auntie why I wasn’t allowed to go to school with the girls. I coulda done a lot of things to change the way I live now. I coulda made the Change, I guess. It’s the only way to avoid gettin’ stuck in a job I don’t want. “Praise your enlightenment,” my auntie would probably say, with a smile on her thin, pale lips. She’s an old, traditional woman. Hates men talking back to her—or…

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