« 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. »Heide Goettner-Abendroth