"I just hope that the husbands don’t mistake me as one of the dark."
Remember that time that white lady traveled to Namibia, wanting to be dressed as a traditional Himba women, and they all laughed at her ol dumb ass? “The women’s howls of laughter are still ringing in my ears.” Pure comedy lmao.
Chantal Thomass Spring/Summer 1992
Women in Ancient Egypt
- Women and men in ancient Egypt enjoyed the same legal and economic rights. Women could divorce their husbands and remarry.
- Women and men were also subject to the same punishments.
- Women worked many of the same jobs men did, most in the fields. Life was tough, though women did live longer than men (58, 54)
- Women could hold political office, with several examples of female pharaohs available. There were at least 5, not including the Cleopatras and other Greek rulers.
- Women could also hold lower political office, with many being scribes.
- Women who were on their periods were considered to be removing impurities. They were excused from work and forbidden from some religious areas.
- It is worth noting that when Egypt was conquered by Greece, Egyptian women retained many more rights than their Greek counterparts.