Gender And Gender Equality In The Ancient World

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In present days gender equality seems ordinary around the world, but there are some areas male dominant and prejudice against women still exist, these areas include workplaces and strong cultural beliefs families. Gender inequality first surfaced in ancient world, the surviving physical evidence such as temples, buildings and battle memorials illustrate this phenomenon where they all speak of man’s world. Though there are many surviving works of art feature of ancient women in various forms, but has rarely given any insight into other kind of world except that in which women were controlled, contained, and often exploited (Scott, 2009). For instance Calef & Simkins (2009) wrote a journal on Women, Gender, and Religion in the classical Greek culture, where women plays important roles in public as well as private life such as practicing religious rituals, they were given the responsibility of maintaining good relationships with the gods of fertility for agriculture, animal husbandry and the family; strict rules on public appearances include nonverbal behaviours, which reflect on the woman’s ideologies of status, gender, ethnicity and culture; dressing code was strictly outlined such as their clothes must conceal the body, and their veils came in a variety of forms to…show more content…
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