The theme of matriarchy in Southern writers.

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"We will never understand the psychology of either women or men as long as we fail to acknowledge that a state of war has existed between the sexes for approximately six thousand years. This war is a guerrilla war. Six thousand years ago the patriarchy triumphed over women and society became organized on the basis of male domination. Women became the property of men and were obliged to be grateful to them for every concession. …

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…or world today. Many may disagree with their style but motherly love is the seed from which all love and kindness grows. But beyond that, "motherly love is the basis for the development of universal humanism." Bibliography 1. Walters, Dorthy. Flannery O'Connor. Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1973. 2. Winchell, Donna Haisty. Alice Walker. New York: Twayne Publishers, 1992. 3. Dr. Funk, Rainer. Love Sexuality, and Matriarchy. New York: Fromm International, 1997. 4. Smith, Bruce. Tennessee Williams: The Last Stage. New York: Paragon House, 1990