Wow... Ancient Egyptians were very advanced in thinking about balance in life and society including harmony between men and women. And this advanced thinking is even reflected in the Egyptian creation myths
In ancient Egypt a woman enjoyed the same rights under the law as a man. What her de jure [rightful entitlement] rights were depended upon her social class not her sex. All landed property descended in the female line, from mother to daughter, on the assumption, perhaps, that maternity is a matter of fact, paternity a matter of opinion. A woman was entitled to administer her own property and dispose of it as she wished. She could buy, sell, be a partner in legal contracts, be executor in wills and witness to legal documents, bring an action at court, and adopt children in her own name. An ancient Egyptian woman was legally capax [competent, capable].
The respect accorded to women in ancient Egypt is evident in almost every aspect of the civilization from the religious beliefs to social customs. The gods were both male and female, and each had their own equally important areas of expertise. Women could marry who they wanted and divorce those who no longer suited them, could hold what jobs they liked - within limits - and travel at their whim. The earliest creation myths of the culture all emphasize, to greater or lesser degrees, the value of the feminine principle.
Read on: [worldhistory.org]
The Navajo are a matriarchal society but that's gradually changing with influence from the rest of Murica.....
@Ryo1 [navajorug.com]. It's really easy to Google! I learned because I lived on the res for a year.
Ancient Persia was almost the same, less or more : [worldhistory.org]
Sadly both got fucked with Islam and today Iranian are fighting for "Woman, Life, Freedom"
Fascinating. Shame that those ancient civilisations had to fall together with rather liberal thinking.
Good read. You don’t get to be as successful as the Egyptians by disenfranchising 50% of your population.
But they still had their social classes, social stratification seems to be the bane of most living creatures.
Is there a material I can read about that? Thanks.