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Symbols associated with women are also discussed, which may be of interest to some of you armchair researchers.
The left side was always associated with the woman, and right with the man. A man’s divine guardian accompanied him on the right, and a woman’s on the left
originally posted by: VP740
a reply to: Byrd
Thanks for the link. I've heard a theory that women in very early civilizations had fairly high status and authority (being leaders in religion and agriculture). Then as population size increased, warrior status became more important as land had to be defended and conquered as tribes were forced to expand their territory to meet their needs. As the warrior kings emerged they felt the need to undermine their female political rivals resulting in restrictions of women's rights (reflected in myths and religious texts).
What's your take on that?
originally posted by: Deny Arrogance
I don't see how the grain allotment is a sign of inequality.
Even today recommeded calorie intake for men is almost twice that of women and men these days are more sedentary than men from that era who performed manual labor from dusk till dawn.