“The Nazi view of women as male-controlled property was likewise a throwback to Kurgan norms. In Nietzsche’s words, for the new Aryan supermen of Germany, women were to be like some “often pleasant domestic animal,” to be used by men for sexual enjoyment, personal service, entertainment, and procreation.43 Even beyond that, as in Hitler’s plan to reward decorated soldiers with the right to have more than one wife, basically women were for the Nazi what they were for Kurgan men: warrior’s booty.44

Eisler, Riane. The Chalice and the Blade . HarperOne. Kindle Edition.

The Kurgans were the Bronze Age Indo-European invaders (also known as Aryans) who came down from the North and conquered the peaceful, goddess worshippers and supplanted their cooperative culture with their war gods and might makes right culture.

I’ve never studied Nietzsche and I never will because of what an overt misogynist that he was. Still, this was an interesting read.

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