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Amy,

My partner asked me if there were any cultures in history where women and men shared power equally and if so how did it work. I remember a study I did once where there was a culture where this was the case and the men were allowed to go to war only on womens say so, can you help with this or was I just imagining it.

Thanks,

Jim

 

   

Dear Jim,

One immediate thought is Native American communities -- you should reference the work of Sally Roesch Wagner -- who has done research specifically feminism and Native American
Communities and shared power. There are also several Matriarchal cultures in southern/western Indian -- and these cultures, I'm told, operate more on a shared basis -- same with the Lovedu tribes of Southern Africa. On that, reference Ann Jones' book on this topic..

— Amy

 

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