Ever wonder what it would be like if women ruled the world? You’re not the only one! Matriarchal societies do exist. Matriarchy , according to Merriam-Webster, is “a family, group, or state governed by a woman; or a system of social organization in which descent and inheritance are traced through the female line”. These kinds of societies are generally more respectful and have more equity. They’re also known to allow for more freedom surrounding sexuality.