Matriarchy. I don’t know if all of you know the meaning of this word, but let’s just clarify it. In simple words, matriarchy is when a woman is a head of her family, not a man. As you might noticed, it’s very untraditional type of a social authority form. Even just by looking at nowadays gender equality movements with slogans as “Who Runs the World [ reference to women]?”, “No to Sexism”, “Women of the World Unite”, we can see how it’s hard for women not only to be a head of their family, but even just to be considered equal to males. It seems that only now the world starts to accept gender equality idea, but is that truly so? I will open up the past of Central Asia to you. Long time ago, when some nations considered women as almost nothing, there were nomads who already had gender equality system and even matriarchy. Women could fight with and against men, do sword fighting and archery, ride horses, and do different activities that men also do. Moreover, one of the most known [maybe the most known] governor of nomads was a woman whose name was Tomyris. The Queen Tomyris successfully led her military company and won a lot of important historical battles which made her very respected figure in nomadic history. Unfortunately, the ending of that era wasn’t that good as it initially started(people who live in Central Asia will understand me), but I hope nowadays story will gain a happy ending final.