Matriarchy vs. Patriarchy

A child suffers something gone wrong. To whom does he turn? A parent. A mother’s response tends to be respondent,* a term from Biobehavioral Science. She administers hugs and kisses that elicit unconditional emotional relief. Her ministrations, however, change little...

Maternalism & Matriarchy

Maternalism and matriarchy. Maternalism is healthy and normal. Can the same be said for matriarchy? Definitions maternalism n.: a state or trait relating to motherhood and the characteristics implied therein. matriarchy n.: a system of social organization in which...

Matriarchy In America

[Editor’s Note (08JUL2019): A few days ago, we received sad news. A good friend and colleague of many years had died.      Born at the end of the Great Depression, he lived through World War Two followed by the rise of a patriarchal United States of America to its...