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Ancient world[ edit ] Satior self-immolation by widows, was prevalent in Hindu society until the early 19th century. The status of women in ancient Egypt depended on their fathers or husbands, but they had property rights and were allowed to attend court, including as plaintiffs.
Generally translated into English as The Hammer of Witches which destroyeth Witches and their heresy as with a two-edged sword.
The misogyny of that period played a role in the persecution of these women. All wickedness is but little to the wickedness of a woman What else is woman but a foe to friendship, an inescapable punishment, a necessary evil, a natural temptation, a desirable calamity, a domestic danger, a delectable detriment, an evil of nature, painted with fair colours!
According to Amnesty International, "[T]he ongoing reality of dowry-related violence is an example of what can happen when women are treated as property".
CovertureMarital powerRestitution of conjugal rightsKirchberg v. Feenstraand Marriage bar Until the 20th century, U. Happersett88 U. For example, Yemeni marriage regulations state that a wife must obey her husband and must not leave home without his permission.
For instance, in Afghanistana wife who leaves her marital home risks being imprisoned for "running away". Violence against women frequently takes the form of sexual violence.
Victims of such violence are often accused of promiscuity and held responsible for their fate, while infertile women are rejected by husbands, families and communities. In many countries, married women may not refuse to have sexual relations with their husbands, and often have no say in whether they use contraception Ensuring that women have full autonomy over their bodies is the first crucial step towards achieving substantive equality between women and men.
Personal issues—such as when, how and with whom they choose to have sex, and when, how and with whom they choose to have children—are at the heart of living a life in dignity.
Gender has been used, at times, as a tool for discrimination against women in the political sphere. Saudi Arabia was the most recent country, as of Augustto extend the right to vote to women in Swiss women gained the right to vote in federal elections in and Appenzell Innerrhoden became the last canton to grant women the right to vote on local issues inwhen it was forced to do so by the Federal Supreme Court of Switzerland.
Studies have shown that in several democracies including Australia, Canada and the United States, women are still represented using gender stereotypes in the press.
Lanyan Chen stated that men hold more political power than women, serving as the gatekeepers of policy making. In this sense, the inequality of law making power also causes the gender discrimination in politics.
Gender stereotypes are widely held beliefs about the characteristics and behavior of women and men. Thoman and others hypothesize that "[t]he socio-cultural salience of ability versus other components of the gender-math stereotype may impact women pursuing math".Vol.
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Since the mids, the United States has pursued aggressive law enforcement strategies to curtail the use and distribution of illegal drugs. The costs and benefits of this national "war on drugs.
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