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Gender Roles. Danielle Jones AP World History Period 1. Asia. From 8000 BCE-600 CE East and West Asia was a patriarchal society The emperor could have more than one wife In Southern Asia, women gained little rights Women could not own property. Asia.

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gender roles

Gender Roles

Danielle Jones

AP World History

Period 1

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Asia
  • From 8000 BCE-600 CE East and West Asia was a patriarchal society
        • The emperor could have more than one wife
        • In Southern Asia, women gained little rights
        • Women could not own property
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Asia
  • From 600 CE-1450 CE East and South Asia continue to see women as inferior
      • China had a growing number of infanticide if the child was a female. Chinese tradition put more importance on a male child as he will carry on the family name
      • Wives and young girls had foot binding
      • In South Asia, women remained subordinate to men and the caste system decided each person’s place in society.
      • Women were not educated and worked at home
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Asia
  • From 1914 onward, women soon began to gain greater rights
        • Women were able to gain prestigious jobs, although they still remained inferior to men in the work force
        • Women allowed to divorce and marry again
        • Still expected to provide sons
europe
Europe
  • In Eastern and Western Europe, women’s rights were limited (600-1450 CE)
      • In Western Europe, it was a patriarchal society
      • Women could gain power if they were upper class aristocrats or a member of the royal family
      • In Eastern Europe, women were treated as inferior to men, yet could have a say in family life. Both men and women work (mostly agricultural)
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Europe
  • From the 1750s-1914 CE, women’s rights increased substantially
      • Industrial Revolution begins (between 1740-20th century)
      • Lower class women who had preciously taken care of the home and worked in fields shifted to working in factories
      • More children working now
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Europe
  • From 1914 onward, men and women seem closer to equality
      • Men and women have equal voting rights, job interviews, and common rights
      • One can choose when to get married rather than depending on their family to make their choices
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Europe
  • From 1914 onward, men and women seem closer to equality (cont)
      • In Eastern Europe, women still considered subordinate to men, yet both are required to work
      • Both males and females now educated
latin america
Latin America
  • Aztec and Inca civilizations were more patriarchal, yet women played major roles in the civilization
      • Women could become priestess or work under the royal family
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Latin America
  • From 1750-1914 CE inequalities continue to persist
    • Social inequalities continue to persist in spite of laws against it
    • Indians, blacks, and people of mixed races continue to be victims of informal prejudice
    • Slavery continued into the 19th century
middle east
Middle East
  • From 8000 BCE-1450 CE, women possessed some rights
      • Men were hunters, women were food gathers (8000-600 CE)
      • Women can gain power in courts, priestesses, scribes, and small business
      • Women initially able to conduct businesses and hold certain jobs; similar to Mohammad’s wife (600-1450 CE)
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Middle East
  • In recent years, (1914-present) laws stay similar regarding women
      • Laws are still very religious, but some women can have businesses.
      • Males can have up to four wives if they can provide substantial lifestyle for each
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