Here Is What It's Like When Women Have Slightly More Power

Having it all is, of course, a tired phrase that crassly oversimplifies the stakes for most women, and yet, for the sake of shorthand, let's rename it "Winning at Life" instead. If winning at life is, say, balancing family, romance and power on something like your terms — then the ladies of the Mosuo got it all… » 9/25/14 4:20pm 9/25/14 4:20pm

All The Cool Monkey Moms Help Their Sons Get Laid

If your idea of a hot hookup is tiptoeing down a basement staircase while the guy you just went for drinks with tells you in an urgent, husky whisper, "Shh, my mom's asleep," you're probably a muriqui, a New World species of matriarchal monkeys where mother-son proximity is the biggest turn on there is. » 11/09/11 12:50pm 11/09/11 12:50pm


Canadian feminist magazine Herizons has created the Museum of Motherhood. For now it's purely online, but the founders hope to ultimately bring their tribute to mothers, their stories (and their herstories) to stone-and-mortar life. [Utne] » 11/16/09 8:20pm 11/16/09 8:20pm

In Chinese "Matriarchal" Society, Women Do All The Work

Many have described the Mosuo of southern China as one of the world's only matriarchal societies. But from what Ricardo Coler says in an interview with Der Spiegel, being a Mosuo woman isn't all that fun. » 6/26/09 5:00pm 6/26/09 5:00pm