Briffault's law is defined as follows: "The female, not the male, determines all the conditions of the animal family. Where the female can derive no benefit from association with the male, no such association takes place.". — Robert Briffault, The Mothers, Vol. I, p. 191
It was defined in 1927 by Dudley Buxton and was widely known in biological, sociological, and gender studies circles during the 20th century. In the 21st century the term became mainly relegated to the manosphere.
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The Mothers: A Study of the Origins of Sentiments and Institutions, Vol. II, Vol. III, (1927) L. H. Dudley Buxton.