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The are many examples of matriarchy in animal world - in communities of elephants, killer whales, bees, and ants; females are in charge of families and society. While matriarchy (from "matri" - mother, and "archy" - rule) literally means "power of a mother", it implies woman taking the leading role not just in a family as a mother and wife, but also women ruling a whole society. Historians are in dispute on whether there were clear examples of matriarchy in the human history - however there's a clear trend of women taking more active part in politics and power. The latest example is Australia which now has the fist woman prime minister in its history.

This image was created for an advanced Photoshop Contest at

(Contest Directions: Photoshop how life and the world would be different if more things - products, buildings, services, customs, etc - were designed by women or for women; show what changes we would see if women ruled the world. Examples may include pink weapons, birth control pills as chocolate candies, men giving birth to children, etc. )

This image was created in Adobe photoshop using a combination of self-created art & various photo source elements.

Way Beyond Thunderdome

Members’ Vote: 2nd place out of 25 entries  A+++  

Silver Trophy,
Jury’s Pick



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