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February 19, 2011

World's [Next To ] Last Matriarchal Society Soon to Be Replicated in the United States!

Sound Familiar?: High in the mountains of southwest China live the members of the Mosuo Tribe, widely-thought to be the last matriarchal society in the world.
With 40,000 residents residing in villages alongside the pristine Lugu Lake, the people of this “Kingdom of Women” have no words in their language for “husband” or “father.” Women make all major decisions, own all land and dwellings, and maintain sole custody of the children born into their society. Most importantly, the women of the Mosuo tribe practice a zuo hun, or “walking marriage,” which means that after they are initiated at the age of 13 women may take as many lovers as they wish throughout their lifetime. Any resulting children are raised by the women of the tribe and men are all referred to as “Uncles.” Paternity is never discussed or questioned. -- World's Lasts - Oddee.com

After the teachers' unions deball the males, the rest is easy.

Posted by Vanderleun at February 19, 2011 4:55 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Well, except that the girls won't have any playmates.

Posted by: Jewel at February 19, 2011 5:31 PM

No reason to stick around and do any of the labor either.

Posted by: Peccable at February 20, 2011 5:01 AM

What gives? "Milwaukee Teachers Fight for Viagra Coverage - CBS News" I suspect something even worse than deballing.

Posted by: RedCarolina at February 20, 2011 9:27 AM

the people of this “Kingdom of Women” have no words in their language for “husband” or “father.”

No worries about child support, I guess. Sounds good to me.

/Shouldn't that be "Queendom of Women"?

Posted by: rickl at February 20, 2011 9:44 AM

Sounds like the best man wins theory of reproduction. I wonder how that has worked out.

Posted by: james wilson at February 20, 2011 11:08 AM