Q. Therefore, do you believe that men are basically evil?
A. Personally I distrust this concept because what is good and evil is a matter of opinion. Unfortunately the concept of evil has been used to dehumanise people. That is to say; by claiming certain people are evil has become the justification for genocide.
Men create a world of violence and chaos because they are driven by their basic animal instincts.
We have a choice in this, history shows that men can be trained and brutalised into being vicious and brutal killers, or can be taught to be loving and caring people. Unfortunately patriarchy has preferred to teach men to be violent killers as this is the only way patriarchal countries can protect itself from conquest by other patriarchal countries. This then is the problem when men rule our world, men will compete with each other for power and wealth and use war and violence to do this. If we were to live in a world ruled by women then men can then be taught to be caring and loving people.
But this doesn't mean that men are evil and women are good. It means both sexes are driven by different instincts, men are destructive because of their instincts and women are very constructive again because of their basic instincts.
Q. Do you think women are superior to men?
A. Again this is a value judgement. What is superior or inferior is a matter of opinion. Personally, I prefer not to use such concepts, yes, men and women are different, you can say men on average are bigger and stronger than women, or that women on average live longer than men. But which is more important is a matter of opinion.
Q. Is Matriarchy all about women v men?
A. No, because some of the strongest supporters of patriarchy are women. While in the Matriarchal movement at present, more men support Matriarchy than women. Also patriarchy only benefits a minority of men and women. The small number of alpha men that rule our world, and their female relations and wives. The majority of men do not benefit from patriarchy as most find themselves living in poverty or being used as ‘cannon folder’ in wars created by the ruling elite.
Matriarchy is more likely to benefit the majority of men as well as women. This is because a Matriarchal government will work harder at eliminating poverty than any patriarchal government, which will benefit both men and women. Men will not longer be used as ‘cannon folder’ in the many insane wars that patriarchal governments fight. It is true men will no longer get the chance to rule countries or large corporations, but the vast majority of men don’t get this chance anyway, under patriarchy.
Q. So, if you are recommending that women should rule the world how can this be achieved?
A. This can only be achieved by democratic means. It is completely unlikely that a great Amazon army will set out to conquer the world, like the Greeks under Alexander the Great, or the Roman Empire. Women can only gain power by being elected into office. This means women will have to take over existing political parties which is what is happening in Scandinavian countries. Or create their own matriarchal political party, and be bold enough to say, “Women can rule our country better than what men can”.
Q. Yes but, Margaret Thatcher become Prime Minister of Britain in the 1980s, and she didn't show any of sign of being a caring and compassionate leader.
A. A female leader of a patriarchal government is NOT matriarchy. What is notable about Margaret Thatcher is that she acted and behaved like a man. It would be impossible for a feminine, caring, and compassionate women to become a leader of a patriarchal political party and go on to be the leader of a patriarchal government. This is unfortunately true of many female politicians, businesswomen and professional women competing in a patriarchal society for wealth, status and power, they are forced to act and behave like men.
This is why we cannot get the full benefit of the feminine nurturing instincts in governments, of both men and women. The men will continue to compete with the women for power and status and the women will have to do likewise to hold their own. The sad fact is that in a patriarchal society the feminine virtues of nurturing, caring and compassion become weaknesses. This means that the government has to be totally dominated by women to allow women to express their maternal instincts for the benefit of the whole of society.
Q. The problem with that is, a feminine Matriarchal government will be probably be pacifist. What is to stop patriarchal governments conquering peaceful Matriarch societies of the future?
A. There will be big problems in the change over from patriarchy to Matriarchy and dealing with male violence will be one of the biggest challenges. I should image that a Matriarchal government will know, it cannot afford to get rid of its military power while there are patriarchal governments in existence.
Unfortunately Matriarchal government may have to fight wars to prove to patriarchal governments that they are not a ‘soft touch’. This is what happened to Margaret Thatcher in the Falklands War. The Argentina government may of assumed that because Britain at the time had a female leader she wouldn't have the ‘balls’ to fight a war. But as it turned out, she did show herself to be a very effective war-leader. So even though Matriarchal governments may find it very distasteful to send young men to their deaths fighting in war or training them to be killers. They will need to be realistic and see the military as a ‘necessary evil’ until the whole world becomes Matriarchal.
Q. Do you think men would fight and die for a Matriarchal government?
A. There is no reason why men shouldn't do this, because a Matriarchal government can only come into being through democratic means, so the Matriarchal government’s rule will be the will of the people. Patriarchy v Matriarchy is not the same as men v women. Many women today still strongly support patriarchal rule and in the future many men will support Matriarchal rule.
Q. You claim that men are more violent than women, but women are just as capable of committing murder as what men are.
A. Yes, there are such thing as female murderers but compared with men their numbers are very low. It you look at the whole of history you find that the vast majority of people that were killed on the battlefield or in acts of genocide or simply violent crime were killed by men.
There have been many male serial killers but as far as I am aware there has been only one female serial killer. There have been thousands of violent male bank robbers but only a very small number of violent female bank robbers like Ma Baker. In all acts of violence men greatly outnumber women.
Q. Do you seriously think that people will vote for a Matriarchal political party?
A. If a Matriarchal political party was created, then at first, the people would not take it seriously. Yet this was also true of the Women’s Liberation Movement in the 1960s where it become the target of jokes by male comedians. Yet when people began to listen to what they said, then public opinion changed in favour of the Feminists.
Admittedly it is going to be very hard at the beginning because we all have been brainwashed into believing that only men can rule the world, so any idea of Women ruling the world would be unthinkable.
Yet I believe that the case for Women ruling the world is very strong, and once this message gets out to the common people then there will be support for this idea.
In politics today there is a ‘power vacuum’, this is because in Western countries there is disillusion with all politicians, as many people don’t vote because they don’t trust any of the main political parties. All types of political philosophy have been discredited; few people now believe in communism or fascism, while socialist political parties have, sold out throughout the world and are now conservative parties. While the conservatives themselves have followed through with policies that has made the gap between rich and poor even wider than before. So it is no wonder the people find they cannot trust any political party.
People have tried all sorts of political systems except for Matriarchy; every other political system can only offer more of the same failed policies of the past. Matriarchy can offer something new.
Q. What would happen if Matriarchy doesn’t work? We then will be worse of than before.
A. Like I said Matriarchy can only come into power through democratic means. If in the very unlikely event a Matriarchal party done a worse job in ruling the country than existing patriarchal parties, then they can easy be vote out of power once again.
Q. Feminism advocated sexual equality, would Feminist be opposed to Matriarchy?
A. Yes, more than likely they will be very opposed to the whole concept of Matriarchy. Feminists have claimed that it is wrong for one sex to rule the world, so they would see Matriarchy as being as bad as patriarchy.
Sexual equality may make sense to women but it clearly doesn’t make any sense to men. Men have ruled this planet for the last five thousand years and in that time they have completely failed to create an equal society. Even when men set out with the deliberate purpose of creating equality as in the French Revolution and with communism they still completely failed.
It is men’s completive instincts that make any society ruled by men unequal. Men will compete with each other for wealth, status and power and the winners get the lot and the losers get nothing. So even in a government of half men and half women, the men with compete with the women for power, forcing the women to be as completive as men or lose power altogether. This means that even if it was possible to create a society of sexual equality the nature of the society will still be patriarchal because women will be forced to act like men and be very competitive to retain equal share of power and wealth. This is why sexual equality is very difficult, if not impossible.
A Matriarchal society stands a far better chance in creating a fairly equal society. Women being less competitive than men won’t have the same winner/loser mentality and so allow a more equilibrium society, but it won’t be completely equal as men will have to be kept away from all positions of power and influence.
Q. If tomorrow a Matriarchal political party was voted into power what would they do that would be different to a patriarchal political party?
A. I have to admit, that at first they will carry on more or less the same as any other patriarchal party. All women today have been brought up in a patriarchal society so patriarchy is all that they know, and so they will at first do everything the patriarchal way. But in time things will change; the new female rulers will have a far greater concern for children, old people and the disabled than a patriarchal party, so more attention and resources will be pushed in this direction. In so doing they will eliminate poverty in the country they rule and the gap between rich and poor will decrease. As poverty is the main cause of crime then the crime rate will slowly go down.
Over many years of Matriarchal government the whole of society will change, but it may take a few generations of Matriarchal rule before we have a true Matriarchal society.
Q. So are you saying that a Matriarchal government will be a socialist government?
A. Not necessary, socialism is still an attempt by a patriarchal party to create a fairer and equal society. Yes, a Matriarchal government will have similar aims but they way they will attempt to achieve this, will be different.
I personally believe that in politics, of the, “singer not the song”. In other words, the type of people in power is far more important than the political philosophy they believe in. An extreme example of this is what happened after the French and Russian revolutions. In both revolutions the people in power had ideals of equality for all people, yet ended up behaving far worse than the governments they replaced.
The failure of patriarchy to create a more caring and equal society is caused by the belief that; “the ends justify the means”. So patriarchal rulers with powerful ideals to greatly improve society, believe they need to make “tough decisions” to do this. Unfortunately in most cases these tough decisions end up making the situation even worse than before.
The fact is, that to create a genuine caring and compassionate society you need to have caring and compassionate people in all positions of power. And the means of achieving this also has to be empathetic and considerate of other people’s feelings, which means it will take time.
This means that if we want to live in a caring and compassionate world we have to be patient and do things slowly. I believe women are more likely to behave like this as they have far better people skills than men and know that persuasion is far better than force, in creating a better world for us all.
Q. You claim that Matriarchy can only be achieved through democratic means. Most of the people of the world live under the rule of oppressive dictatorships, does that mean that Matriarchy is impossible for these countries?
A. Once Matriarchy is established in a number of democratic countries then the lifestyle of the people of these countries is going to be compared with the lifestyle of people still living under despotic patriarchal dictatorships. This will cause real problems of these oppressive regimes because the people will be demanding the type of society they see in Matriarchal countries.
Unfortunately the result of this may make these dictatorships even more oppressive as they need to use more violence to keep control of the country. They also may attempt to cut of all communication with the outside world; but in the days of the World Wide Web this may be impossible.
These dictatorships may be able to hold out for many years ruling through violence and fear but the pressure from the people for change will be irresistible and they will in time collapse.
This is what happened in the cold war between communism and Western democratic countries. Communism couldn’t provide the people with the freedoms and material goods that Western countries provide for their people and finally the communist system collapsed in the USSR and changed in China to a capitalist system.
Patriarchy has been able to rule our world for many thousands of years because, as far as the people know, there is no alternative to patriarchy. Once Matriarchy is established in a few countries, then people all over the world we see that there is a better alternative to patriarchal and this will create a worldwide revolution. (Hopefully this will be a peaceful revolution).
Q. If we did have a world wide Matriarchal revolution and it did create a caring and compassionate world wouldn’t this be a very boring world?
A. You don’t need violence, war and conflict to make life interesting. Sport has been shown to be a good substitute for war, for men. So men can still continue to compete against each other through sports. Also modern technology has given us the means to better explore and understand the universe we live in. It would be far better for all of us to put our resources into understanding the world we live in, than into military spending.
Q. How will women treat men in a Matriarchal society?
A. A lot better than men have treated women in patriarchal societies. It would be understandable for women to want; “payback time”. That is to say, to treat men as badly as men have treated women over thousands of years of patriarchal rule. Yet many women claim they don’t want to do this. Yes, there are many angry women, who understandably feel they very aggrieved by the way they have been treated by men. Yet, at the same time many women claim they don’t want to feel hatred for men.
As a man, I do feel that women have the right to treat men as badly as what men have done in the patriarchal age. Men have no right to say; “yes, we have abused women for thousands of years but women shouldn’t want to revenge for this”. But I am also aware that hatred and anger are not nice feelings to have and I can understand any woman who does not want to experience these feelings.
This can create a real problem for men, because if women do not take revenge on men when they have to power to do this. Then it shows up men, and proves that women are far nicer people than what men are. For this reason many men will feel they owe a karma debt to women for the thousands of years of abuse they have inflicted on women. Yet, men cannot force women to abuse them if women don’t wish to do this. So the only way men can pay back their karma debt will be through devoted service towards women.
Q. Is Matriarchy only about men’s sexual Femdom fantasies?
A. Men’s Femdom fantasies are very patriarchal in nature. In these fantasies women dress up in black leather, which is a very macho form of dress like you see, used by Hell’s Angels. These fantasy women also use whips and canes to ‘discipline’ men, which is about using violence to force another person to do what you want. This is again a very masculine method of domination and rule. So the whole Femdom scene is about women acting and behaving like men.
This then is the problem about Femdom, most women don’t want to dress up in black leather and whip and torture men. Many women in the Femdom scene complain that many so-called submissive men want to, “top from the bottom”. That is to say they; these submissive men instruct the dominant woman how they want to be dominated. This may be acceptable if a man goes to a Dominatrix and pays her to act out the role of what he thinks is a Dominant Woman is like. But it can cause real problems in a relationship with a woman where a man tries to do the same thing.
Yet, in spite of the whole paradox of Femdom fantasies, it can still lead to a true Matriarchal relationship.
As pointed out before men do respect and even worship winners. We can see this in the adoration kings and emperors have received, and even brutal dictators like Hitler and Stalin, have also been worshipped by the people. The same is true on the sporting world, where great champions are likewise worshipped as well. Yet this worship can be even stronger when men worship women as winners, because is it mixed with another powerful instinct; and that is sexual attraction.
This helps to explain the behaviour of men within the FemDom scene. This is where men will go to a dominatrix and pay her to whip, torture and humiliate him. Or he will encourage his wife or girlfriend to do the same thing. Even hundreds of years ago in the rigid patriarchal society, some men have paid prostitutes to dominate them and to allow themselves to be worshipped by their clients. The word masochism come from a man called Von Sacher-Masoch who wrote books in the 19th century like the famous "Venus In Furs" about men being dominated and humiliated by women.
In recent years the FemDom scene has been growing in leaps and bounds. In the nineteen fifties many prostitutes were surprised to find clients who were not demanding sex at all and were willing to pay for the privilege of doing their housework for them. Then other clients were asking to be whipped by prostitutes and to be allowed to worship them. At the same time many were encouraged to dress up in macho black leather, rubber and P.V.C and so the modern Dominatrix came into being. The interesting point about this is that it is men who demanded and paid for women to behave like this. In other words the modern Dominatrix was created by the demands of men, to dress up and act in the way he wants to be.
In our present society a women can only dominate a man with the man's consent. Because a man is mostly bigger and stronger than a woman, this is also true in cases where a women uses physical violence on a man, because even if the women is into body-building or karate, a man is still free to walk out of the relationship. So again it is men who are helping and encouraging women to dominate them. If a man refuses to hit back against a violent woman or stays in a violent relationship, he is in effect communicating to the woman he still loves her in spite of how she is treating him. Which is a great boost to the woman's ego and encourages her to continue to abuse him.
So what is going on? Why would men encourage women to be dominant or violent towards him? We have to look at the symbolism of FemDom. The archetypical Dominatrix is dressed up in black-leather or PVC, (though in reality this is not always the case). As pointed out before; black leather is a very macho form of dress, the sort of things that Hell’s Angels also wear. The whip is also a powerful symbol of dominance, as it is the sort of thing slave-owners use on slaves. So again, it is masculine power where dominance is achieved through violence. Some men ask the dominatrix to wear a strap-on dildo and use it on them. Now in some species of monkeys when two males confront or fight each other for dominance, the loser will show his submission by turning his back on the winner and allow him to mount him. So it is again a very masculine symbol of submission. Some men will ask the Dominantrix to verbally abuse him or even go on sex-lines to be abused by a woman. Again this is a very masculine way of dominance and men have been using it on women, children and other men to undermine their confidence in themselves. Sportsmen do this to each other all the time, to get an ‘edge’ over their opponents. Surprisingly, even male ‘friends’ do it to each other. Although men can be friends with each other, the instinct to compete with each other is still so strong, that derogatory remarks and put-downs have become part of masculine humour. Unfortunately men also do this to women. If a woman feels insecure about her weight or anything else about herself, her male partner may see this as an opportunity to put her down and gain dominance over her.
There are many other symbols of submission men use like being dressed up as a baby or feminine women, or kissing the feet or bottom of the dominatrix etc. All these types of kinks are all symbols of masculine submission. So it is not surprising to learn that the whole FemDom scene is mostly dominated by men. It is mostly men who set the agenda and tell Professional Dominas what to do.
Yet the unconscious message coming from these men is a powerful desire for women to dominate them. Unfortunately because of thousands of years of brutality and patriarchal propaganda, women no longer have the confidence or knowledge of how to do this. During the patriarchal age apart from a few women like Elizabeth 1 of England and Catherine The Great of Russia there has been so few dominant women in positions of power. So men are forced to take the lead in this, and they interpret their need to submit to women in masculine terms. This means as a general rule they at first get it wrong completely, as do many women. As we see in the case of Margaret Thatcher one of the main criticism of her was that she didn’t behave like a woman. The way she used power was very masculine, and we never got from her, the nurturing and caring side of women.
Yet by following their desires men and women do learn how to the true meaning of female authority. They can get there in stages. -
A very patriarchal minded man finds he has deviant and kinky desires for Dominant Women. So he either goes to a Dominatrix or persuades his girl friend or wife to act out this role. At this stage, he is firmly in charge he will tell his partner or Dominatrix what his kinks are and she will act them out for him. For him, he is only satisfying his selfish desires and the Woman is accommodating him.
He will at first be able to separate his kinky desire from his ‘ordinary’ life. So he can go to a Dominatrix to worship or be humiliated by her and then go back to his submissive wife and treat her like an ordinary patriarchal wife. Or if it is his partner he plays these kinky games with, she is only playing a role, but it is he who is still in charge. While the rest of the time they are a ‘normal’ couple.
But, being whipped or caned by a woman, being on the receiving end of a strap-on, being verbally abused, worshipping a woman by kissing her feet or bottom, is going to effect him on the unconscious level.
Some men after awhile will want to take it all to the extreme and want to be really tortured and hurt by the Domina, or even want to eat her shit. Yet no matter how far he goes down this route he finds he is still not satisfied, because extremes like this, are a dead-end. So what he begins to find is that his desires begin to leak outside of the kinky sessions into his ‘normal’ life.
He may find going to a Dominatrix whom he tells what to do, no longer satisfying and wants her to tells him what to do. He may find he has a desire for his wife to be more dominant and may consciously or unconsciously encourage her to be more like this in her ‘normal’ life. So he will find, he want her to dominate him outside of their sessions.
By being worshipped by the man and told; “you are in charge”, effects the women on the unconscious level as well. The result is, she begin to take charge of the sessions and begins to tell the man what she prefers. For instance; the man might want to be whipped or caned but she may not get any enjoyment from this, and decide they will do something else instead, like him practising cunnilingus on her but denying him orgasm. So she find she can start to change things for her benefit and he will comply.
Femdom from a masculine point of view is just about dominance and submission or sadism and masochism but when the Women take control, she finds she wants to introduce love into this mix. Submission to her is about the desire to give love to another, while dominance is about receiving love. She will also be very interested in the psychologically of the submissive man, and want to know how he feels. So she will introduce him to the idea that he wants to worship and serve her, because he loves her more than himself.
So now, the balance of power is changing and the Woman is now taking control, as the fantasy is now changing into a reality.
At stage one the Woman was learning from the man. Now it is the opposite, and the man is now learning from the Women. He begins to learn from her; the Feminine point of view, of the joy of caring and loving others, of devoting your life to make another happy, and empathizing with them. So that their happiness becomes his happiness. Though he may also learn the hard lessons of empathizing with those who are unhappy and learn how to do his best to bring happiness to them.
The Women is now becoming more confidence in her Feminine nature as she sees her man is now far more happier learning from her how to love. She is also now learning how to love herself through the worship and devotion of the man.
Through these stages both Women and men learn how much better life is, if Women are in charge and how much better our world would be if Women ruled the world.
Off coarse not all men follow these five stages. Some men learn love through their children. Many wife’s today make their husbands watch the birth of their children and take part in caring for the child from a very early age. This teaches men to bond with their own children and learn how to care for them. Also, now that women have more power, influence and confidence in themselves mother’s are bringing up children in the way they want to. So from an early age many boys are learning from their mothers to respect women and are taught how to love and care for others.
This then means that men do have a choice: They have learnt they can dominate women through violence, but they pay a high price for this. Because in a totally male dominated world, like you still find today in many Moslem countries, men are dominated in the same way, through violence by other men. In fact, the only people who seem to benefit from male dominated rule is a handful of alpha men.
We can learn a lot about the behaviour of men through the study of dogs. It is recognized that if you want have a happy relationship with a dog in your house it is important to train it. An untrained dog can wee and poo in your house, it can get very aggressive with you, or with visitors coming to the house. It might steal food from your table and can make itself a nuance with other people when you take it for a walk. The dog may even attack yours and other people’s children as badly trained pet dogs have be known to kill children.
But if you train it properly from an early age, it will become the most loyal, devoted and obedient animal you can possibly have. Or you can also train it to be a killer. By savagely beating dogs, you can teach it to be very vicious and even teach it to kill other dogs or people. So the behaviour of dogs can vary tremendously by the way you choose to treat it. The same is true for men.
A man outside of feminine influences and training can become very selfish and care nothing for others or even for his own children. He can even be trained to be a killer if he joins the army or is brutalised by a violent father. But a man can also be trained to be a loving a caring person if her learns to respect women and the feminine from a very early age and learns from women how to nurture and care for other people.
Femdom shows how important it is for men to respect and listen to women and learn from them, because Femdom is man’s idea of what a Matriarchal society will be like. But a true feminine woman will have no interest in dominating a man through force, intimidation and violence. The only reason why men need to respect and obey women is because, all of us, both men and women, will be far better off if Women rule the world.
Q. Yes but Femdom is about sadism and masochism and is therefore a minority interest of sick minded people.
A. Unfortunately, sadomasochistic behaviour is far more commonplace than people would like to think. For instance school bullying has now been identified as a major problem in all schools, but bullying is sadist behaviour of children enjoying the power of being able to hurt other children. Sadomasochism is even shown in mainstream films and TV is a very disguised form. For instance the John Wayne film “McLintock” which shows John Wayne abusing and spanking Maureen O’ Hara. The same is also true of the musical film, “Seven Brides For Seven Brothers”, which has the theme of men kidnapping, raping and forcing women to marry them. Both films are very light-hearted in the way they treat the subject matter, as they attempt to make male dominance and violence against women acceptable. Many other films do this though not is such a blatant and obvious way, like the James Bond films which frequently features violence against women, sometimes by the ‘hero’ James Bond.
If we look in history we find that the ancient civilizations of Greece and Rome were slave economies. Where slaves had no human rights and the slave owners were free to abuse them, and be as sadistic towards them as they liked. With the fall of the Roman Empire, slavery was ended but returned in the form of serfdom. Also black slavery started in the 16th century where black slaves were taken from Africa and forced to work in mines and plantations in America. The brutality and sadism of the slavers was incredible and it is hard to understand why men could treat their fellow humans so cruelly. And this is not just about white men treating black people badly, the slavers brought their slaves from other Africans who raided other tribes and capture people so they could sell them.
In the 19th century many rich women in USA campaigned against slavery, but as they looked into the subject more deeply they were shocked to discover that slaves at that time, had better legal rights than women.
What is not realised is that women have been slaves of men for thousands of years. Up until the 19th century everything a woman had, was owned by either her father or husband, and he had the legal right to assault, beat and even murder her. Even in the 20th century the police in the Western world had a policy of not intervening in ‘domestic disputes’, which means that if a woman was to called the police if her husband was assaulting her, they wouldn’t do anything about it. This has changed in recent years through campaigning by Feminists and the setting up of Women’s Refuges where women can escape from abusive husbands and boyfriends. Until very recently husbands still had to legal right to rape their wives, rape is still a big problem for women where even today they find it very difficult to convict a man for raping them, because of the non-cooperation of the police and legal profession.
In Islamic countries women are still treated as slaves where their male relations strictly control them. These countries have an ‘honour’ system where a husband loses honour if a woman disobeys him or even criticises him. The man then can only restore his ‘honour’ by assaulting and beating her or in some cases murdering her. To show how brutal this can be; recently in Britain the brothers from an Islamic family were convinced for the murder of their sister, where they forced their mother and sisters to witness them killing her. Apparently she ‘dishonoured’ them for daring to criticise them. There is even cases in Islamic countries of sons murdering their own mothers who have dared to speak out. Also if a Woman was foolish enough to go to the police to complain that she was raped, it would be she who would go to prison for being ‘unfaithful’ to her husband.
So why are men so brutal to women and each other? To understand this we have to go back to our animal instincts.
As pointed out before male animals fight each other for dominance and the right to have sex with females. Male animals don’t only assault other males but also females to gain sexual favours. Chimpanzees and other primates have been observed beating up females if she dares to refuse sex to a dominant male.
A graphic account of this was told by the Japanese primatologist Mariko Hiraiwa-Hasegawa. She was observing two chimp communities she called M and K group. One day she discovered the alpha male of M group called Ntologi with four of his sidekicks attacking a lone female from K group and her three year old child. With the help of a companion Hiraiwa-Hasegawa attempted to chase the male chimps off by beating them with canes, but the powerful males ignored them. Then her companion threw a rock at the males and this had the effect of making them backing off. (Had the male chimps had instead attacked the two humans they wouldn’t of stood a chance against the powerful chimpanzees). The life of the female was saved, although she and her child were covered in blood and badly injured. A year later the same female had another child and was again attacked by the Nitologi and his henchmen, and this time they ate her baby alive. After this the female defected to M group and mated with her baby’s murderer, probably because she couldn’t no longer find safety in F group for herself and her children. A postscript to this, was that Ntologi himself was later murdered by his second in command, so he could take over the position of the alpha male. While Hiraiwa Hasegawa has given up observing chimpanzees because she was so appalled by their behaviour, that she learnt to hate them.
Male hamadryas baboons are also very aggressive. They kidnap females to become part of their harems from a young age and maintain it through continuous threats and intimidation. Usually by biting the back of the necks of the females, which is a real threat as hamadryas baboons have large razor-sharp canines. This means he is capable of killing the female if was to bite hard. The males frighten the females so badly that they will not stray too far from them, so that even a stare by the male will frighten the females. They are then under the control of the male and will never refuse sex when they are in season.
So it seems in the masculine mind sex, dominance, submission and violence are strongly linked. As pointed out before, in some monkey species if two males fight each other for dominance, the one who backs down, shows his submission by allowing the dominant male to mount him. This is also what happens in Greco-Roman wrestling. The winner is the one who can hold the other wrestler in the position of mounting him. This is also part of Femdom sexuality where the women puts on a strap-on and buggers the male, because it symbolises the woman’s dominance in the male mind.
We also find this in male pornography where the man asserts his dominance over the female by first assaulting, beating or spanking her before he has sex. So a man like this is behaving in exactly the same way as male chimpanzee in the way he wants to have sex with women. This means that animal instincts still control men’s behaviour, and this is why men still strongly associate sex, with violence and sadomasochist behaviour.
The result is that in the West when it has become unacceptable for men to dominate and use violence against women, men have gone to the opposite extreme. So instead of men using violence to gain dominance over women these men are now demanding that women use violence to gain dominance over them.
The competitive nature of men pushes them to the extremes, in dividing the world up into winners and losers, dominance and submission. They therefore see women in the same way. A very sexy and glamorous woman has either a very submissive nature or a very dominant nature. Women, who are equal to men, may be “one of the boys” but do not have the same sexual appeal for men.
In Hollywood in the 1930 and 40s a large number of powerful women appeared on the screen. Like Betty Davis, Joan Crawford, Mae West, Marlene Dietrich, Katharine Hepburn and Barbara Stanwyck, all becoming successful film stars and were referred to as “love Goddesses”. Some of the story lines were far ahead of their time in portraying strong women, and they became powerful role models for ordinary women. So what were these film producers in the 1930s and 40s doing promoting strong women? Hollywood at the time wasn’t burden by too much censorship, so film producers were free to give the public what they wanted. So if certain types of story line or film star become popular, they made more films of the same kind.
Then a change came after the second world war, America was taken over by McCarthyism who not only attacked communism but women as well. At the beginning of the 1950s, women were encouraged by women's magazines and films to become more "feminine". Betty Friedan exposed this in her book The Feminine Mystique that helped create the Women's Liberation Movement. The powerful female film stars in the 1950s found it harder to get film-roles and more passive women like Doris Day, Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe became the new female film stars. Only Marilyn Monroe became very glamorous and sexy because she played the role of a ‘dumb blond’. The reason why a dumb blond become sexy for a man, is that she is willing to act stupid is to allow a man to show her he is cleverer than her. This means she has a very submissive nature, and wants to please the man as much as she can.
Doris Day wasn’t willing to play submissive roles and became a Star on talent alone, but she was too much, ‘one of the boys’, to be a ‘sex-bomb’. In more modern times the strong woman has made a comeback in films but interesting many are very violent women, as we see in, “Charlie’s Angels”, “Kill Bill” and “Tomb Raiders”, which like we see in femdom, the masculine way to gain dominance. Some of these women even wear black cat suits like a Dominatrix. So even today on films and TV a woman is allowed to be violent but not obviously bossy and dominant, unless she plays the role of the villain.
Q. You claim there was a Matriarchal age in prehistoric times what proof do you have that this is true?
A. This is a very controversial subject. It is an unfortunate fact that male chauvinists dominate the academic world, so it is hard to get to the true facts on this subject.
The concept that women once ruled the world in ancient times is nothing new. It got started by a scholar called J.J Bachofen in the 19th century. He brought together all the evidence of matriarchy in ancient times then available. He was strongly criticized for this by other scholars who dismissed and discredited his work. Yet in spite of this, his work was to inspire the scholars James Frazer to write his famous book, "The Golden Bough". It also influenced Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels who publicly praised Bachofen's work. In spite of the condemnation of Bachofen the controversy wouldn't go away. Other scholars in the early 20th century also wrote about matriarchy like Robert Briffault, Jane Harrison and Dr Margaret Murray. But this argument was kept very much within academic circles. Then in the 1940s the poet Robert Graves wrote his book, The White Goddess, which was the first attempt to bring this argument to the general public, even though it was a very complex book and not a easy read for the average reader. Then on the wave of the feminist movement of the 1960s and 70s feminist scholars like Merlin Stone and Barbara G. Walker also continued to dig deep into ancient history to find more evidence of matriarchy in ancient times.
The evidence for a Matriarchal past doesn’t only come from scholarship but archaeology as well. The late Marija Gimbutas was digging in Neolithic sites in Achilleion, Thessaly in Greece and also found finds, of feminine imagery and no sign of violence and warfare. Also in her books and scientific papers she highlight the Neolithic findings that archaeologists had made at Lepenski Vir and Vlasac in Northern Yugoslavia, as well as the Neolithic findings by Soviet scientists in Bulgaria, Romania, Moldavia, and the Western Ukraine. Western archaeologist had made similar finds in Crete, Cyprus, Thera, Sardinia, Sicliy and Malta. All showing peaceful societies that worshipped the Great Mother. Yet archaeologists chose to ignore these findings, because they contradicted the belief of the time that warrior leaders started civilization. It was only Gimbutas who was brave enough to take these finds seriously and she became a very controversial figure.
Richard Rudgley recently wrote two books and made a TV program called “The Secrets Of The Stone Age” that broadly supported Marija Gimbutas theories. So now there are many people in the academic world who are now more accepting of the evidence that the first civilisations live in peace.
Richard Rudgeley comes straight to the point when he says, “The widely accepted view of the human story is wildly inaccurate.” He then goes on to point out that because historians have ignored what happen during the Neolithic age it seems that to the general public that civilisations suddenly appeared out of no-where. Because we are taught that the people in the Stone-Age were ignorant savages, who then suddenly created sophisticated civilisations like ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia. Then because orthodox archaeology gives no explanation to the public of how this suddenly happened, in this vacuum people outside science have invented their own theories. Like Erich Von Daniken in his book “Chariot Of The Gods”, or the many theories of a lost continents like Atlantis, Mu and Lemuria.
The point he is trying to make is that if the general public was aware that Stone-Age people were not ignorant brutes and that civilisation didn’t start with the Egyptians, but thousands of years earlier in the Neolithic age. Then we would not need aliens from outer space or lost continents to explain how civilisation got started.
He explains that the first large stone structures were not built in the Nile Valley but in the island of Malta. When the first archaeologists first excavated the Temple complex of Malta they assumed it was a crude attempt to copy what was built in ancient Greece, but when it was carbon dated it was found to be built 5,500 years ago. A thousand years older than the Great pyramid in Egypt. He then says that the comments of archaeologists hearing this news was that is was the wrong date in the wrong place. The reason apparently for this attitude for this is that Malta is off the beaten track. Which is strange because Malta is just off the coast of Italy and not that far from Ancient Greece and Egypt. A more plausible explanation is that the archaeologists didn’t want to know that Malta had the oldest free standing stone buildings in the world, because the Temples in Malta are Goddess Temples. With Giant statues of the Great Mother.
Can it be, that the reason we have such a large gap in our history that Richard Rudgley complains about, is because it is an age when people clearly worshipped the Great Mother? As all the “lost Civilisations” that he writes about where all full of feminine images. It strongly suggests that this silence is simply male bias. In men who discovered these sites wanting males to be the ones who created the first civilisations and not women
Q. Surely it doesn’t matter today whether there was Matriarchal civilizations in the past or not. This is not going to make any difference to today’s world.
A. It can matter a lot for women’s confidence in themselves. His-story teaches Women have men have always ruled the world, and suggests that male rule is the ‘natural’ for human beings. If people believe this then any suggestion of a world ruled by women would seem to be ‘unnatural’ and unrealistic. If on the other hand women have proof that women did rule the world in the Neolithic Age then is gives Women a lot more confidence in pushing forward for Matriarchy.
Also, if it is accepted that Woman did rule the world in Neolithic times and this was an age of peace and harmony, then this could start a powerful political movement. So it seems ancient discoveries are very political. If it became common knowledge that thousands of years ago people did live in peace and equality, then people worldwide will begin to ask the same questions like, “why are we today living in a world of conflict, injustice and poverty? This is turn could create new political and religious movements that will challenge our present ruling elite. Because if in the past we lived in a world of peace and equality then why can’t we do the same today? This is why Neolithic archaeology is political; as it is questioning the way our world has been ruled for the last five thousand years.
The history we are taught at school shows a slow progression from time when we were brutal cavemen to even more brutal early civilisations to the democratic governments of today. History tells us we are today more advanced and free then in any time in history. As Harold Macmillian the British Prime Minister of the 1950s, once said, “you never had it so good”. The problem is that if this wasn’t true and there was a time in the past when people lived without wars, conflict, laws and poverty. This would cause great problems for the establishment. Because many people will ask “why can’t we have this today?” Government would then be under greater pressure to give the people more freedom, provide for a more caring society and eliminate warfare. This would create a worldwide revolution far worse for the Status Quo than the Communist revolutions. Governments today can get away with an unequal society and limiting the freedom of the people by claiming that because of “human nature” a true caring, equal and free society is impossible. If there was proof in the past that this was possible and people were able to live in caring and free societies. The power of the ruling elite would be greatly undermined and there would be a worldwide demand for Matriarchy.