Gender essay - Gender in Aztec Civilization Gender...

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Gender in Aztec Civilization Gender stratifications have been present in societies ever since the first civilizations developed. The video depicts the lack of appreciation and respect for women in ancient civilizations. In addition, the video narrowly defines the role of males in ancient Aztec society as warriors and places no emphasis on the many other important careers for males. Ultimately, the video is ineffective in trying to accurately characterize gender roles in ancient Mayan society due to the gender discrimination against women and the failure to address any other male professions. The video is an inaccurate representation of ancient Aztec life because it undervalues women and places no emphasis on their relevance to society. The director purposely dismisses any notion of women to reiterate the Aztec’s patriarchal society. Because Aztec civilization was driven by their devotion to warfare due to the necessity to repay their gods, women were not valued as highly as they should have been. The Aztecs civilization was
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This note was uploaded on 08/26/2011 for the course ANTHROPOLO 2 taught by Professor Walsh during the Spring '09 term at UCSB.

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