It helps when some one tries to bring up some argument about traditionally men where the leaders hunting/fighting/protecting/owning to have a counter example.
The Mosuo in China are that example: a society where women own the property, make the money and choose their partners.
The good was more people became aware of a unique and interesting culture:
The bad was some chose to misinterpret aspects of the society.
The Mosuo have a system that doesn’t include marriage. The woman choose their partners and how long they wish to remain with them. Instead of being viewed as enlightened and interesting, some people viewed it as promiscuous.
Thus sex tourism was born and the red light district was born filled with non-Mosuo women pretending to be.
But lets be honest; in a society where women are in charge, have job preference, own the land and get to choose their men – why would they need to be prostitutes?
So the bad sides are there but without the new roads and better accessibility we might not have been given the chance to see a quick insight into a unique society photographed beautifully by Sara Gouveia.