The legend of the end of matriarchy

TitleThe legend of the end of matriarchy
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsSartori MGabriella
JournalInterdisciplinary Journal of Family Studies
Date Published12/2012
PublisherPadova University Press
Place PublishedPadova, IT
ISSN Number2282-2011
Keywordsfeminicide, matriarchy, myth, patriarchy, power

Psychoanalysis and Social Psychology search for their scientific base in anthropology. Feminicide, is genocide against women. All crimes against women have in common the fact that women are considered as goods to be used, to be ill-treated and, finally, to be thrown away. The topic in question is related to Hain, who refers to the Selk’Nam ethnic group and, in particular, Ona who used to live on the “Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego”, in South America. This tribe lived in the tradition of hunters-collectors (Paleolithic) up until its extinction caused by white colonization (XX century).The ritual of Hain’s manly initiation allows us to understand the origin of patriarchy in this population that creates an exclusively male alliance.