Women in Ancient Societies

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"You've come a long way, baby" so says the Virginia Slims cigarette commercial. This brand of cigarettes, intended mainly for women, was absolutely correct-women have come a long way. In today's society, women have gained a role comparable to their male counterparts. However, this struggle for equality has been a long one, lasting for several centuries. If we go back to our roots (ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Israel, etc.), we see that in some societies (Mesopotamia …

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…vagina that would produce him many children. The role that women played in society differed greatly in each legal system. In both Mesopotamia and Israel, women were not given the same rights as men. However, in Egypt women were almost on an equal level with the men. So, my advice to any woman living back then would have to be buy a ticket to Egypt-I hear the Nile is really nice this time of year!