Women's Rights In Ancient Egypt

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Egypt treated its women better than any of the other major civilizations of the ancient world. The Egyptians believed that joy and happiness were legitimate goals of life and regarded home and family as the major source of delight. In spite of all the variety examples illustrated above based on the marriages in the ancient world, both the Greek and Roman empire took marriage as an important factor and their women in most cases were forced in those marriages. However, Egyptian marry when they was some sort of mutual attraction between the individuals but the young girl had to take the approval of her mother than that of her father’s before they could go any further with the arrangement ( Archer et al, 1994, p. 30). But with that being said the young lady was only permitted to marry from the same social class. In addition, education was also a responsibility of a mother to that of her daughter.…show more content…
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The social and political position woman in ancient Egypt: In terms of Greek and Rome, women were not allowed that many rights in the legal or political structure; while, women of Egypt bestowed a handful legal rights that Greece and Roman women were denied of. They were authorized to own plots of land, operate in private and public businesses, farms, and lastly, they were courageous enough to bring action against men (Casson, 2001, p. 32). Despite all
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