Gynocentric Cultural Complex
A Gynocentric Cultural Complex consists of three central motives: Damsels, chivalry and courtly love. It was birthed in the Middle Ages, becoming disseminated to mass culture and subsequently to much of the world today.
A cultural complex refers to a significant configuration of culture traits that have major significance in the way people’s lives were lived. In sociology it is defined as a set of culture traits all unified and dominated by one essential trait; such as an industrial cultural complex, religious cultural complex, military cultural complex and so on. In each of these complexes we can identify a core factor – industry, religion, military – so we likewise we have core motives for the Gynocentric cultural complex: the triad of damsels, chivalry and courtly love.