Thanks for linking those. I found them very interesting, but inheritance is only one small aspect of patriarchy. I’ve since learned that places that had hoed agricultures (such as rice paddys) rather than plowed agriculture do tend to keep a higher position for women because they are such a great contribution to the survival of the family/community. Here’s more about that:

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