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Equal Rights: Thousands Of Years Behind

3 May

I came across a paper on priestesses in ancient Egypt, and this paragraph drew my attention:

“…we have records of quite a large number of ancient Egyptian priestesses. These records come from all periods and regions of Egypt. We see that supposedly honorific titles were borne by some women who were not married to priests or who were married to men of lower rank. In other words, the woman’s status was her own and she did not derive it from her husband. From the fifth dynasty we have a record that shows that the sons and daughter of one noble family took turns being the Servant of the God of Hathor. The religious duties of the sister Servant of the God would have been the same as those of the brother Servant of the God or it would not have been possible to switch off like that. We also have records showing that lower-ranked priestesses and priests were paid exactly the same amount for their temple service, which must indicate the equal importance and likely equal duties the job entailed.” (*)

Equal pay in ancient Egypt.

So that´s how far behind we are.

 

Source: https://isiopolis.com/2013/04/06/women-as-priests-in-ancient-egypt/