Gender Roles In Ancient Egypt

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Throughout human life, men are seen as the more superior gender within a large variety of cultures. In Ancient Egypt women were achieved parity with Egyptian men, both sexes were considered equal. ‘Males and females offered the greatest opportunities in relation to the same legal system, economic rights and social positions as women were entitled to be priestess which spoke to the gods’ (Tyldesley, 2011). The differences between both genders legal rights were based on differences in social class and based not on gender . Despite the amount of written evidence that supports women were equal to men within this social period, it is constantly found in Egyptian art, tombs, monuments and manuscripts. As women were valued for producing children, this respect was expressed in Ancient Egyptian theology and mortality. Despite this privilege women were not a part of administration or office jobs as women were only served secondary roles in temples whilst uneducated opposed to men (Crystal Links, 2013). This demonstrates the changes as to how female’s importance were viewed in society throughout different time periods.

Womens rights were a powerful movement within society unlike other civilisations including Mediterranean societies which had traditional gender roles with insurmountable barriers in front of those who wanted to deviate from this pattern. Compared with Greece and Rome
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As both genders were independent civilians working towards creating a better life within society which was done by creating children, completing domestic actives and by earning a source of income, regardless of gender roles. Women were traditionally known for completing domestic activities but society gave them the opportunity to work and earn an income which would later assist the family by the increased about of earnings per
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