A gynarchy is a government by what people?

A Gynarchy is a Government Controlled Completely by Women. usually in these societies Men would be Treated as "second class citizens" not having the Right to Vote, Hold Political Office or sometimes treated as their mother's or wife "property" it is basically a complete reversal social roles before the women's rights movement occurred. Some people will claim that "affirmative action" or other Women's Rights movements have tipped the balance of power & that many western countries are heading toward Gynarchy.

it is sometimes confused with a Matriarchy which is technically a society controlled by Mothers.. a Gynarchy does not depend on a women's marital status.