Ironically, while theEgyptians were the subjugated people of their Greek rulers,Egyptian women, operating under the Egyptian system, had moreprivileges and civil rights than the Greek women living in thesame society, but who functioned under the more restrictive Greeksocial and legal system.

With even the smallest gain of rights for women comes with reward of a new role in society.
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Not only in the idea of creation Islam has granted equality to men andwomen, but also women are given the same spiritual status as men. For exampleQur'an Sura 33 Verse 35 states:


After sixty years of resistance the Church of England finally allowed women to become priests.
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In the 1930's many women started to go against the grain and step outside of the typical role of women.

Significant changes for women took place in politics, the home, the workplace, and in education.

The Social Status of Women in Ancient Egypt & Mesopotamia

Women like Sita, Satyavati, Draupadi, Ganga, Kunti, Shakuntala, Menaka, Amba, Anasuya, Damayanti, played an important role in exemplifying the ideal conduct of women in private and in public.

Traditional Status of Women in Hinduism - hindu women

The situation is gradually changing. It is difficult to draw generalizations about the status of present day Hindu women because the society is complex.

What tradition has to say about the status of women in Hinduism

Ye are never able to be fair and just as between women, even if it isyour ardent desire: but turn not away (from a woman) altogether, so asto leave her (as it were) hanging (in the air). If ye come to a friendlyunderstanding, and practice self-restraint, Allah is Oft-Forgiving, MostMerciful.

The Problems and Status of Women in Hindu Society;

In early of Islamic history there were many women scholars who had verysignificant roles in the Islamic world. For example Ayisha, the Prophet'swife was one of the most famous Muslim scholars. Not only was she veryintelligent, she had an exceptional memory. That is why she was consideredone of the most important sources of Hadith. It has been stated in someIslamic reports that the Prophet told the Muslims to go to Ayisha for guidanceand learning of religious duties. The Prophet also told the Muslims totrust Ayisha's teaching and guidance( Lemu 1978:: 251).

The Status & Role of Women – The United Methodist Church

until the completion of 99 years, and I will give it to your priests monthly.' If such women married male "slaves," the status of theirchildren depended on the provisions of their contracts with theirowners.