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[–]Tom_Bombadil[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

Ancient Greece may have been the birthplace of democracy - but its women were second class citizens who for 1,100 years routinely wore a veil over their faces whenever they went out in public.

This certainly undermines a number of Western stereotypes.

[–]SecretlyHistoric 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

Women in Ancient Greece really had next to no rights. In some cases, they couldn't even attend public gatherings.

[–]Tom_Bombadil[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

It's interesting that the mythological symbol of freedom and democracy; was actually a women-veiling, slave-owning, colonial patriarchy.