Natural Balance Is Feminine Wisdom

Catrin Welz-Stein

Matriarchies are not just a reversal of patriarchies, with women ruling over men — as the usual misinterpretation would have it. Matriarchies are mother-centered societies. They are based on maternal values: care-taking, nurturing, mothering. This holds for everybody: for mothers and those who are not mothers, for women and men alike.