Some interesting thoughts, but here’s the issue, cultural and economic hierarchies have not always been a feature of human society. Until about 12K years about, in other words for the vast majority of human history, we had overwhelmingly egalitarian societies that were actively designed to be that way and were maintained as such by the group. Dominance hierarchies (as distinct from hierarchies of actualization that employ power to and power with, rather than power over) are largely a function of patriarchy, wherein class systems and not just power imbalance between men and women came about for the first time.

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