There too, the men were kicked out through divorce.The women claimed the wealth, controlled the family and the men were relegated to roaming about living alone or living with a series of girlfriends or new wives.These new forms of family are supposed to be of equal value or even better than the traditional family, but we should not be deceived.
Through easy no-fault divorce, cohabitation and the decline of marriage the new matriarchy also existed within the middle and upper classes.
Invariably their fathers told them they were stupid or no good.
As the traditional family disintegrates, what we are seeing is the development of supposedly new forms of family life.
As new generations of single mothers bear children, the matriarchal structure extends to the grandmother and great-grandmother.
I lived in England for 25 years and during that time saw how the state (by providing everything to single teen mothers) created the new matriarchy.