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Love the comment!!!.. but alpha males .. I am sorry I do not buy it.. no proof about it :)

I can give you all the names of matriarchal societies where the dominant roles in magic and shamanism were given/lead by women you may want. I love the bolivean matrairchats.. love them... it is so nice to see the alpha discoursed crushed so nicely with a simple ethnography! This basic antrhopological data destroy all alpha related discourse. It is actually an artifact a particular western vision of the world, not science (as far as I know)

And actually , most of the people do not believe alpha male stuff is even close to anything that happens in all primates ( it hink there is littel doubt it never happened in humans where geneder roles ara a mistery and only hints that they were as complex as now have surfaced.. if I remember correctly). Actually bononos do not have alpha primates in any meaningful use of the term.. and bononos are primates.

I agree with the rest though.. :)

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I therefore claim to show, not how men think in myths, but how myths operate in men's minds without their being aware of the fact. Levi-Strauss, Claude

by kcurie on Wed Mar 7th, 2007 at 07:55:21 PM EST
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