In the region where l live, it’s often that women own men, or ‘buy’ impotent men to be their house boy.
The reputation of the women is that they are very strong, dominant.
If they can’t find a rich man, they marry a poor man they turn into their maid.
If in contrary the man is rich, they would kill him after the kids are grown up, so that they could enjoy life alone with the heritage.
Matriarchy is as serious as patriarchy.
If muscles are the basis of patriarchy, knowledge of poisons is the secret of Matriarchy.