Women's rights By:Miranda

Freeborn women in ancient Rome were citizens (cives), but could not vote or hold political office. Because of their limited public role, women are named less frequently than men by Roman historians.

* The most basic legal distinction for Roman women (and men) was free vs. slave.

* A Roman woman always belonged to her father's family, even after marriage.

* A Roman mother automatically lost her children to their father in the event of divorce.

* Roman women could inherit property, have independent wealth, initiate a divorce, and leave a will.

Women had to take care of there husband no matter what.

Women had to do what the man said and if dressed and the husband didn't like it the woman would be punished.

The women had to do all house work and all girl kids had to learn by the mom.

Credits:

Created with images by Renaud Camus - "Le Jour ni l’Heure 0452 : William Hole, 1846-1917, Arrivée, 1068, de Marguerite de Wessex, future reine d'Écosse et sainte Marguerite, 1898, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Édimbourg, samedi 14 avril 2012,12:43:56" • antmoose - "women?" • Trishhhh - "DSC_0340" • rjones0856 - "Women of the Confederacy Monument" • cdrummbks - "woman of rome" • Tony Fischer Photography - "J. Seward Johnson Jr Sculpture (Sepia)"

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