Getting sick enough of the patriarchy that you would consider moving to a matriarchal society on an island off the coast of a remote country that wouldn’t mess with you? Good news, the women of Kihnu Island in Estonia have you covered.
Around 500 people live year-round on this island, almost every last one of them a woman. While there are male residents, a majority of the men spend long months fishing in the Baltic sea. This lifestyle has gone on for millennia, and as such it is up to the women to maintain and organize the community. Apart from up-keeping a 200+-year-old historic church and 150-year-old lighthouse, they also hand-make traditional clothes and conserve a culture that was recognized by UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage List in 2003.