Christopher Ryan Quote

The four million Minangkabau living in West Sumatra consider themselves to be a matriarchal society. While we in the West glorify male dominance and competition, Sanday says, the Minangkabau glorify their mythical Queen Mother and cooperation. She reports that males and females relate more like partners for the common good than like competitors ruled by egocentric self-interest, and that as with bonobo social groups, women’s prestige increases with age and accrues to those who promote good relations….16

Christopher Ryan

The four million Minangkabau living in West Sumatra consider themselves to be a matriarchal society. While we in the West glorify male dominance and competition, Sanday says, the Minangkabau glorify their mythical Queen Mother and cooperation. She reports that males and females relate more like partners for the common good than like competitors ruled by egocentric self-interest, and that as with bonobo social groups, women’s prestige increases with age and accrues to those who promote good relations….16

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About Christopher Ryan

Christopher Ryan (né Papazoglou; born 25 January 1950) is a British actor best known for his roles as Mike in the BBC comedy series The Young Ones, Dave Hedgehog in the BBC comedy series Bottom, Tony Driscoll in the BBC comedy series Only Fools and Horses, and as Edina Monsoon's ex-husband Marshall Turtle in the BBC sitcom Absolutely Fabulous. He has also appeared as the McKendrick twins in One Foot in the Grave, and played Sontaran General Staal in Doctor Who in 2008.