Matriarchy Does Not Exist

Matriarchy does not exist. Apparently, it has never existed. Anthropologists can’t find a single example of it. Most anthropologists hold that there are no known anthropological societies that are unambiguously matriarchal, but some authors believe exceptions may exist or may have. There are very male-dominant patriarchies, where women may be forbidden to vote or own property.Continue reading “Matriarchy Does Not Exist”

All Women Are Like That (1787 edition)

Mozart’s opera Don Giovanni is considered one of the best operas of all time. At one point, the peasant girl Zerlina is seduced by the licentious nobleman Don Giovanni, but they are interrupted before proceeding. Her (unconsummated) infidelity discovered, she goes to her fiance and begs him to forgive her. Specifically, she requests for himContinue reading “All Women Are Like That (1787 edition)”

What Arranged Marriage Looks Like

Tolstoy wrote that arranged marriage was common in Russia before 1800 or so. Typically, the larger the estate, and the more at stake, the less things would be left to a young man or woman’s “feeeelingz.” Mr. Darcy, in Pride and Prejudice, has an effective arranged marriage with Anne de Bourgh, the heir of aContinue reading “What Arranged Marriage Looks Like”

The Slippery Slope

Conservatives are often called the “brakes on the runaway Progressive train.” They slow down the process of degeneracy caused by Cultural Marxism, but don’t do much to repair it, or reverse the process. Usually, “conservatives” regard whatever the norms of their youth were as “traditional.” When “dating” (premarital sex in monogamous relationships) became popular inContinue reading “The Slippery Slope”

Maybe We Should Have Arranged Marriages?

If courtship is difficult to imagine today, arranged marriage is so totally alien to us that it rarely even crosses people’s minds as a possibility. But — listen up, Disney Princess girls — it was the way actual princesses got married for centuries. I mention this in respect to the difficulties of constructing a TraditionalContinue reading “Maybe We Should Have Arranged Marriages?”