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Gender Project Part the One: 1) In North Africa and the Middle east, beautiful women were sent to the sultan's court as gifts from the government, similarly in Europe, women were sent to countries for arranged marriages with important government officials in order to create political ties. This is because at the time it was very important for countries to be making political ties with other countries in order to have peace with others and better their economy with trade. The easiest way to connect with another country was to have an arranged marriage or to get “friendly” with a country by sending them gifts, which in this case is women. 2) Although women in both Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia were involved in trade, women from Sub-Saharan Africa involved in trade were from all social classes, while it was only the elite women in Southeast Asia that traded. This is because in Sub-Saharan Africa, women in general are trusted with important tasks because they are seen as queens and mothers, while in Southeast Asia, there was more sexism especially towards lower class women. 3) Women in both the Americas and South Asia were not allowed to have roles in politics, but women in South Asia had some influence over the decisions made, while women in the Americas were not allowed to make any political suggestions. This is because
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