The Mosuo Matriarchy: A society ruled by women.

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Known to many as the ‘Kingdom of Women’, the Mosuo (Chinese: 摩梭; pinyin: Mósuō) are a small ethnic group living in Yunnan and Sichuan provinces in China, close to the border with Tibet. A population of about 50,000, the Mosuo are found near Lugu Lake in the Tibetan Himalayas. Scholars use diverse terms and spellings to designate the Mosuo culture. Most prefer ‘Mosuo’ some spell it ‘Moso’, while a minority use neither term, but refer to them as the Na people. The Mosuo people are known as the ‘Kingdom of Women’ because the Na are a matrilineal society: heterosexual activity occurs only by mutual consent and mostly through the custom of the secret nocturnal ‘visit’; men and women are free to have multiple partners, and to initiate or break off relationships when they please. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mosuo_women

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