posted on Jul, 20 2014 @ 11:55 AM
originally posted by: OrphanApology
a reply to: Cuervo
I haven't seen any indication of a truly egalitarian society where women were able to pursue personal interests(not just upper class women). Show me
an example and I will be interested in researching it further.
From what I have seen women up until recently have existed primarily for baby creation and child care. There have been a few outliers that fought the
system so to speak but it was certainly not the doing of said civilization.
It could be argued that we don't even have a "truly egalitarian" society right now
. Even matriarchal cultures and societies had roles that
were expected by each gender.
Since I used Uruk as my answer to the OP, I'll use them as an example. The early Sumerian texts mention women in nearly every role and profession.
Doctors, business owners, politicians, priests, writers, etc. They were outnumbered by men in these roles (just like today) but they were there.
Places like Sumer (and similar matriarchal societies) shifted into the familiar patriarch model due to conquests. When there is conquest, there is
occupation and debts. Debts require new ways of payment (since economies aren't set up for war) and that's where people started using creative and
evil forms of compensation. This included slavery and using women as commodities.
We get around that today with quantitative easing (so we can be in perpetual war) but, rest assured, if we couldn't print our own money, women would
be getting sold as commodities to pay back taxes and credit cards even today. War will always do this, even to the victors.