Hino's Law Protests

What started the conflict?

Hino's Law was one of the first laws in Ghynzua that really tried to better the lives of men in the matriarchy. The law came after the death of sixteen year old Hino Suo who was beaten to death after being falsely accused of raping the daughter of a prominent family in Miraiy. When proof came out that the young man was innocent his family worked very hard to get recognition and justice for his murder. The problem was though that the perpetrators were female. According to the Constitution of Ghynzua at the time they could not be prosecuted. Hino's family could not live with this however and petitioned the Grand Council to get justice. Instead of brushing it all under the table the Empress and Grand Council had numerous meetings regarding Hino's case knowing he was not the only boy or man to fall victim to false accusations. They made changes to the constitution which allowed them to add Hino's Law to their legal system. This law states that women could be found guilty of violence against men and punished accordingly. Following this law several of the women who had been part of the mob that killed Hino were brought before court and found guilty. The women all received prison sentences between ten and twenty years. This was absolutely unheard of before these events and the ghynzuan population was shocked by the new law.
 

What was the conflict?

After the perpetrators had been sentenced to prison the ghynzuan population was divided into two camps. One part of the population was content with Hino's law and felt justice had been done. They felt it was a needed change in society. The other part of the population felt outraged at the fact women had gotten prison sentences for the death of a boy after he got accused of rape. Even though proof had been given that Hino was in fact innocent not everyone believed this. This group demanded the annulment of Hino's law. In Miraiy and various other locations in Ghynzua people started protesting for what they believed in. It came to fights several times and law enforcement had a very hard time keeping everyone under control.
 

What was the aftermath?

It took several months of protests but slowly more and more people started to accept Hino's law. It was the first step towards a society were men would be treated better and would be given more opportunities.
Content Warning
This article mentions violence (including sexual) against women and men.
Conflict Type
Skirmish


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1 Aug, 2020 11:51

Yes! I can see this. Another excellent article!

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Wendy Vlemings (Rynn19)
1 Aug, 2020 14:23

Thank you. :)

2 Aug, 2020 02:11

Huh. I never thought of something as small as a skirmish could be considered a "military conflict/conflict". I totally knew that... >.>   *Bangs head against table*   In all seriousness, the realism of this is something I'm glad was brought up in your world. It's definitely something to think about more often in worldbuilding...if you want to go that far, of course. :P   I, personally, am very glad Hino's Law was brought into effect. It needed to be. *Nods head firmly*

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Wendy Vlemings (Rynn19)
3 Aug, 2020 07:04

Thank you. Yea, I have had many years to think about how a matriarchy would work considering how mine started. I didn't want to make it as if its better than a patriarchy. It just deals with different problems I guess. Or perhaps they are not that different after all.

2 Aug, 2020 16:22

Rynn, this is good. I mean just so good. I love the topic and how it not only covers a war or skirmish, but does such a good job covering a society's change in mindset. Which, society is VERY slow to change and you've done, what I think, is a nice job of giving an overview of what can happen during that change. A small window into it at least.

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Wendy Vlemings (Rynn19)
3 Aug, 2020 07:07

Thank you. :) It has been a challenge to try and create a matriarchal society that hopefully feels like it could be real.

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Dr Emily Vair-Turnbull
3 Aug, 2020 13:45

The idea that, before this, violence against men by women could not be punished makes my stomach all twisty. I'm really glad that this law came into being and that the Empress and her people didn't just sweep it under the rug.

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Wendy Vlemings (Rynn19)
4 Aug, 2020 18:27

Thank you. Yes, they were a bit extreme. I am though thinking that I might have to change it a little since I am not sure if it is realistic that they were this extreme.

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Dr Emily Vair-Turnbull
5 Aug, 2020 17:13

Pretty sure that it's realistic. I'm sure there are cultures in the real world that used to be the other way around!

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Wendy Vlemings (Rynn19)
6 Aug, 2020 12:49

Thank you. It always helps to hear another person's opinion! :)