WOMS202 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Dowry Death, Sex Selection, Forced Marriage

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The o(cid:396)igi(cid:374)s of wo(cid:373)e(cid:374)"s u(cid:374)e(cid:395)ual status a(cid:374)d the maki(cid:374)g of the pat(cid:396)ia(cid:396)chal ideal. Right after hunters and gatherers, agricultural revolution. Women are not defined by children: women in roles of power and importance, women in roles of power and importance, dangerous and short life. Ideas of wealth owning stuff; property, goods, etc. animals: social division, class, gender. Patriarchy in practice: legal codes, laws created to enforce patriarchy, powerful goddess regulated to the home replaced by public male deities. Theories: switch to plow-based agriculture becoming more intense, men take over and then they start to produce the food, women lose control over resources, a(cid:396)e(cid:374)"t (cid:272)o(cid:374)t(cid:396)i(cid:271)uti(cid:374)g as (cid:373)u(cid:272)h: lose po(cid:449)e(cid:396) I(cid:374) eg(cid:455)pt, the pat(cid:396)ia(cid:396)(cid:272)h(cid:455) is (cid:862)less se(cid:448)e(cid:396)e(cid:863: elite women in these societies have more respect than in mesopotamia, beliefs about their after life, men and women become a star in goddess nut. Impact of daoism: emphasis on nature brining in the status of women, better for women.

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