egyptian women

egyptian women - February 22, 2008 Beth Henson Trad...

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February 22, 2008 Beth Henson Trad 102-Section 05 Egyptian Women The role of women has been going uphill for centuries; however, around 1750 B.C. the role of women was nearly at the very bottom of the hill. Numerous records show the broad difference, and unequal status, between women’s rights, and men’s rights. While the women had expectations in the domestic region, men were expected to fulfill society’s needs such as politics or property. The ideal role for women in the Egyptian society was to be a loyal and supportive wife and mother. Most women have a premeditated lifestyle, which was to marry and have a family. When mentioned in records, women are mostly referred to as a wife or mother. For instance, in the Hymn to Aton the woman is only “thou who makest fluid into man” i Even in the Code of Hammurabi , the rules that the women were included in were mostly about their loyalty to their husbands, or the safety of their child. The protection the
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