Role of Women in Ancient Societies

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Role Of Women In Ancient Societies

It is February 14, 2005. Being a female student at the University of Southern Mississippi

is a very simple task. Just get up, go to class, and learn everything possible in order to become

successful in life. Some days people, especially females, take for granted the value of this

education. It is one of the many things that establishes superiority in this world we live in. No

longer do we worry about gender determining our level of respect and superiority. Well, we do

not think about it as much. In some cases, it is clear that women are held inferior to men in

places like the workplace and in certain tests of physical ability. Even though women are

occasionally thought of as the lesser being, times have drastically changed. In American history,

women were not allowed to vote, own property, or even work outside the home.

These days, it is

almost mandatory in order for the ecnomy to prosper. Early civilizations did not base the role of

a woman on the need for women in everyday society. Therefore, women did not play a crucial

role in the upbringing of the earliest cultures. Their presence was known, but not recognized.

Thier duties were few and far between, but the consequences of not fulfilling those duties were

plentiful. The role of a woman and the consequences for being a woman in earlier times is also

extensively documented. Some realized the importance of a female, and some failed to

recognize the female as an equal human being to males.

Those peoples that did not want the female to hold the same positions as men held strong

to their beliefs. They found it a drastic and radical way of thinking to include women into a

man's society(Plato 84).

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