Sarah Hoyt has a “Man For All Seasons devil speech”.
So far as we know there was never ANY large scale matriarchal society. EVER. Not over six thousand years ago, not ever. Granted, that is the pre-history, and there are no clear narratives. But absent Gimbutas dreaming that bull’s heads were uteri, there really is not even a glimmer of a trace of a guess that women were ever in charge. Those vaunted amazons of the steppes turn out to be teen boys, not women at all (now we can analyze DNA from old bones.)
Yes, there have been female fighters throughout history. They are outliers. Most “female military” is either honor guard or largely ornamental until the 20th century and the existence of weapons that don’t rely on upper body strength alone.
Which brings us to the reason large scale (there were isolated tribe, yes, in special circumstances) matriarchies are unlikely in the extreme in our past or our future: women aren’t as strong as men. They just aren’t.
Over the weekend, I watched a weedy teen male whose waist I could encircle with ONE arm lift a cabinet I couldn’t budge.
Sure I’m middle aged, and would have at least lifted it somewhat 30 years ago. BUT moving it around like it was nothing? No.
Because 99.9% of men are stronger than all but 1% of women. Period. (Barring illness or other impairment.)
So, how was it possible that in prehistory, with no other improvement to human strength, women would rule?
It wasn’t. The only way women can rule is to convince men to use their muscles on THEIR behalf, which honestly, one way or another, history shows we’ve managed.
So no, we haven’t been afraid of men for six thousand years. We’ve cooperated in an unstable but so far successful project called civilization. As long as some men will defend women, the bad men who’d make us afraid are kept under control.
But that requires that women don’t go bad en masse, and don’t use the apparatus of a bloated state to oppress all men.
Actress (I think) chickie wants to have all men afraid of every woman. That’s because her head is stuffed with fecaliths and she doesn’t realize that women can only have power in society by consent of men. That women’s violence is outsourced to the apparatus of the state.
Make every man afraid of every woman, and the apparatus comes apart. The center does not hold. Those big burly men you want to arrest random men on your behalf? They will instead beat you to near death, tell you to put a burka on and cook them dinner.
This is where this ends. Using the apparatus of state violence for “advantage” and “to make men afraid has only one end. The society these idiots want is not even possible, let alone stable.
The end is a return to barbarism, and in barbarism, women are prisoners and chattels, as they’ve always been.
And when male barbarity turns round on you, where will you hide, all the rules of chivalry being flat?