Essay about No Freedom for Women in Ancient Rome

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When in Ancient Rome, women were granted barely, if any, freedom at all. These women were not viewed as their own person or respected as a part of society or even a human being. They were not even granted their own proper authority to a nice strong household. The conceiving of a child and the expectations of an ideal woman stayed the same throughout most of Ancient Rome’s history, although some did improve after a while. The rights among the Ancient Romans were unequal and very unfair to women in their empire. Women were not allowed any freedom whatsoever especially in society. Females had to remain in guardianship even when they attained their majority. Not a single female voice echoes through history. No voice telling the tale of how…show more content…
When in Ancient Rome, women were granted barely, if any, freedom at all. These women were not viewed as their own person or respected as a part of society or even a human being. They were not even granted their own proper authority to a nice strong household. The conceiving of a child and the expectations of an ideal woman stayed the same throughout most of Ancient Rome’s history, although some did improve after a while. The rights among the Ancient Romans were unequal and very unfair to women in their empire. Women were not allowed any freedom whatsoever especially in society. Females had to remain in guardianship even when they attained their majority. Not a single female voice echoes through history. No voice telling the tale of how her gender was treated. Nor, how she felt about her position in the society. Not one woman had ever been able to do this. Women had reached certain goals of virtuous acts. They got some respect and this they deserved, if not more. Women who had not reached these goals were expected to take their very own lives most of the time by hanging themselves and kill themselves because they were considered wicked and non-virtuous. This was not fair because some women couldn’t even live up to the expectations that she was given, both physical and mental expectations (View Article: Feminae Romanae 1). Women were not allowed to be in between virtuous or wicked. You were either one or the other and there were no exceptions whatsoever (2). To men the women
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