Cal Poly Pomona EWS 425 - The Matriarchy Perplex (43 pages)

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The Matriarchy Perplex

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School:
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Course:
Ews 425 - Gender, Identity, and Technology

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The Matriarchy Perplex Presenter Anthony Rubio What is the Matriarchy Perplex The definition of a Matriarchy is a social system in which the mother is head of the family The Matriarchy Perplex involves the questioning of power and status of women roles throughout history The beginning Gender Equality In early civilization the power among men and women were fairly equal However women did have a bit more power advantage because of their contributions to society Recognition was given for contributions made from both males and females The First Shift of Male Power The first shift of imbalance of power between males and females arose from early technology The invention of slings stones spears and other weapons lead to the male specialization of hunting Projectile hunting was argued to be the first real division of labor between males and females The Second Shift of Power The second shift of male advantage occurred during proto western cultures when men discovered their role in human procreation It was quickly understood among women that males power in relation to procreation was very great The Shift Towards Female Power Came about during the introduction of horticulture in the Neolithic period Women were primarily in charge of cultivation It was during this period that women reached an all time high in status and power Take Over Theory Presenter Nathan Cheung Neolithic era Causes of this Event cultivation of plants domestication of wild animals that both were acquired wild before This period saw the major changes in human evolution for example village life religion art architecture farming advanced tools and weapons etc James Mellaart Male hunting gods become less frequent and gradually disappear while representation of a female deity become more frequent and finally dominate as cultivation triumphs Women reached the zenith of their power in the early Neolithic Then at some point in the later Neolithic and particularly as the Bronze Age began the pendulum began to swing



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