Women In Hammurabi

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There are some hints given to women that are still underneath the social structure of men in certain laws. For example, when men wanted to get divorced, they were not even questioned by the judges. However, when women no longer wished to live with their husbands, they were carefully inquired before any decisions could be made. Also, women never actually “owned” their property; it always was either their fathers’ or husbands. This Mesopotamia was not perfectly bound to a patriarchal society, but also will still have issues concerning women’s freedom.I formally had thought that the status of women in Mesopotamia would be lower than that of men, however, Hammurabi’s codes of law gave me an insight of another perspective: the women were not completely

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