Women life in Ancient Egypt (Think ~ In Ancient Egypt, do men and women…
Women life in Ancient Egypt
Think ~ In Ancient Egypt, do men and women have equal rights?
They could own property and were, at court, legally equal to men. However, Ancient Egypt was a society dominated by men.
Women could not have important positions in administration and were also excluded from ruling the country, though there are some significant exceptions. xx
Men had positions in authority such as king, governor, general, and they were considered as the head of the household but, women had considerable power and independence.
Men and women were mostly equal, except when it comes to jobs. Men fought, ran the government, and managed the farm; women cooked, sewed, and managed the house.
Women in Ancient Egypt had some special rights, other women did not have in other comparable societies. Women at the royal court gained their positions by relationship to male kings.
Men let them do most of the things they did, but with a few exceptions.
The only things they couldn't do was to have important positions in court and ruling the country(but there's a few exceptions like Cleopatra).
Like for example, men thought (and most people believed) that Ancient Egypt was a society dominated by men.
Although women and men were legally equal, some men had different thoughts on that.
But some men also looked down at women.
To summarise, women in Ancient Egypt were mostly equal to men (legally) but there were a few things they couldn’t do. They had different jobs and sometimes men looked down at them.
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Royal mothers, wife and daughter gained status from their relationship with the king.
The king had many wives and many members of the royal family. The most prolific is Rameses II, who had eight wives and more than a hundred children.
In order to keep the royal blood pure, the king would often marry someone in their family, such as a sister or a half sister. In some cases, they married their daughters, although it is unclear whether these marriages are true couples.