I thought the sartorial excellence displayed in this video had gone somewhere to die.
Never to be resurrected again.
But it seems I was wrong.
These trousers are back with a vengeance.
With a few modifications.
For example, only a certain type of shoe goes with it.
As part of my 'homework' on feminism, I wondered if there has truly been a matriarchal society.
Yes, there were the Amazons, and other communities with the same all-female blueprint...but did these societies really prosper?
There are lots of matrilineal societies in the world, in which the feminine holds a great deal of power. But these societies are not matriarchal as such, except where there is also a Patriarch, in which case the Matriarch is Queen to the Patriarch's King.
And these societies continue to prosper quite nicely till today.
If third wave (Third Reich?) feminism seeks to create a mariarchy of the modern world, are there not enough lessons in history to dissuade it?
Or perhaps I missed something.
I really need someone to point out a truly matriarchal socety that prospered for more than a century, and whose legacy still exists today.
It would be nice to know, in order to adjust my thinking on why third wave feminism is bound to fail unless its metamorphosis into fourth wave feminism (which I am told is a whole new beast with society-friendly properties :-) is swift and decisive.
It looks like we are stuck with the word 'feminism' in any case.
Whether or not we are referring to 'the good kind' or 'the bad kind' of feminism, one big question remains:
Can we ever re-invent the wheel?
Hasn't it ...um.... all been done before?