gynecocracy


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Related to gynecocracy: gynocracy, plantocracy, kleptocracy, tenebrous
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Synonyms for gynecocracy

a political system governed by a woman

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Thus, while the exclusive male attachments figured in A Midsummer Night's Dream by Bottom and his colleagues and by Egeus's "love" for Demetrius obviously contrast along the axis of gender with Hippolyta's Amazon gynecocracy and the feminine separatism of Titania, they also embody the same general threat to heteroerotic relations figured by the play's woman/woman bonds.
An English translation of Bachofen's Mutterrecht Mother right (1861); a study of the religious and juridical aspects of gynecocracy in the ancient world, v.