Friday, June 13, 2008

Animal Planet has it going on with Matriarchal Societies

Two of my favorite shows on Animal Planet are Lemur Kingdom, and Meerkat Manor. Both lemurs and meerkats have female-dominant societies which are quite successful and interesting. Of course, the tv shows anthropomorphize to a great extent. Nonetheless, I think we can all learn things from watching these shows. (Of course, I was severely traumatized by the demise of Flower last year, but I'm bearing up under it.)

This past year, Scott Adams also did a series in the Dilbert comic strips on lemurs ( This inspired us to register the domain name, and also inspired Louise to take pictures at the Dublin Zoo and photoshop them. More on drunken lemurs later!

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