Can you say more about the biological basis, because that doesn’t make sense to me. I just published something yesterday about the matrilineal cultures that we have in current times, where women, and specifically mothers, are the most important people in the culture.

Also, patriarchy is only about 10–12 thousand years old. Before that time we had entirely different social systems that were not based around control and domination of women or anyone else.

Pervasive violence and aggressive as well as coercive domination are relatively new parts of human culture, only appearing in the last 6–9 thousand years when Proto-Indo-European tribes (Kurgans) overtook the “peaceful, matrilinear (hereditary through the female line), matrifocal, though egalitarian cultures of ‘Old Europe’, replacing it with a patriarchal warrior society.” For the vast majority of human history, we lived in much more cooperative and partnership-oriented societies with minimal social stratification.

I’m open to hearing more about your perspective, however.

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