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Ummu Sufyaan
07-23-2010, 01:53 AM
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i have been contemplating something about (non-Muslim) women leadership in the past. like in the 1800's/Victorian era i would like to know why and how women becuase leaders (queens, Governoress ) considering that those eras women used to be treated not like they are today and i doubt they were allowed to work except what was traditionally known for a female to do, such as sewing, maids, etc.

to me a woman being in leader back then is a huge contradiction which seems out of place?

an ideas?
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marwen
07-23-2010, 02:04 AM
Originally Posted by Ummu Sufyaan
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to me a woman being in leader back then is a huge contradiction which seems out of place?
an ideas?
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hmm.. I can see the contradiction too. In that period women were treated in a bad way. But in that period of time, there were also something called "Social Classes". Maybe inside the same social class, a women is considered inferior to a man. But a women from a higher class is considered better than a man from a lower class. If a king has no sons, and has only daughters, then his daughter (a women) is more likely to be a leader instead of a man from a lower class. This is only my personal reasoning, may be there is other reasons, I may be wrong.
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