Talk:Women's rights

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Not in depth enough[edit]

I'm not a women's rights expert so I turned to Wikipedia as a place to learn. I learned basic history but I didn't learn why. It is very difficult for me as someone living in 2017 to understand how 50% of the population were allowed to be treated as inferior. Did none of these people have daughters? Who were naturally curious and bold etc? Did they not understand that women were human beings?

I understand that sexism and misogyny still continues today, but most ssxism today seems to be rooted in women being physically smaller and perceived as more vain or into their looks. I don't understand though how if we rewind the clock...that equals women having to pay a dowry to get married, not being able to inherit property etc.

Were women allowed to speak at the dinner table? Were they allowed to have opinions? How did all these sons feel about their mothers? Did they not see their mothers as intelligent or wise? What did the people of yester year think of female writers like Mary Shelley? How did a society that devalued women so much allow Queen Elizabeth II to rule? Why did they look up to Joan of Arc in France?

So much is confusing. I would love an expert on this subject to expand on the history section, and maybe get some anthropologists and gender theorists, anthropologists to try and paint a better picture of how this all happened.

My guess this had to do with birth rates? In order to minimize infant deaths women were kept to domestic work..but that still doesn't explain why someone wouldn't be allowed to own property? Were women ever loved? By their children or husbands? How could the people who love women allow them to be treated in such a way?

Just so many questions. I want to learn. Teach me!! — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:28, 17 July 2017 (UTC)


Weird subtitle in the Android app[edit]

This article has the subtitle

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I cannot find where this comes from, but it's clearly not appropriate. Any ideas? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dancrumb (talkcontribs) 16:05, 7 March 2017 (UTC)


It's all good... I fixed it. The subtitle comes from WikiData

Anti-western bias[edit]

There seems to be little critizism of islam in the part about the qoran. While there are many falshoods in the part about christianity (in renaissance section). Like that it were the chruch who burned witches, even thought they were the people who stopped them. Another strange line is in the part about Germany, baltic countries and Scandinavia, where it is claimed that that the reason people who killed, kidnapped or harmed women were punished harder and had to pay more to the victim were because women were valued for breeding (nothing else). Where do this opinion come from and could there be another reason?

It is also abhorrent that race has been mixed into this article. What do slavery and race has to do with womens right, especially in the western world? The USA is the only country that even had another race living in their country. This is about women, not Africans. It is also peculiar that the reasoning behind why women should not have equal rights has been lost, the only thing that is said again and again is inferior. In what way were they viewed as inferior and why would it be a bad idea for society to give women equal rights as men? One prominent argument I can remember were that women would stop marrying many men, especially those with less income, creating problems.

Trough the article it is an obvious anti-western bias. It is also important not to over dramatizise womens conditions in history (in every country). There is no evidence that they have lived less comfertable lives than males. If a women suffered it were probably two men that did the same. (talk) 22:40, 12 July 2016 (UTC)

One year later and it's still biased. Never change, Wikipedia, never change! — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:25, 12 June 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 13 June 2017[edit]


(quote)::"GIVE THE SUCC"


Not done The change you wish to make is unclear. --Izno (talk) 18:06, 13 June 2017 (UTC)

History section > Greece[edit]

The History - Greece subsection contains the same text as in the Women in Greece "Social, legal and political status" Subsection, and links to "Women in Greece" as main article. So I will cut the text in the History - Greece Subsection down a little, since the full information can be found in the main article.--Peabodybore (talk) 10:18, 30 July 2017 (UTC)

I did the same for the ancient Rome subsection--Peabodybore (talk) 11:38, 30 July 2017 (UTC)


There isn't enough information upon the reason why women has to fight for the idea to have equal rights with men. Over history, this has taken the form of gaining property rights, the women's right to vote, or the right of women to vote, (rights of people to have children as they choose), and the right to work for for equal pay. The reason being that women can also have the same job and work hard just as men. Overall, the format in this article gave a good idea that women should have the same abilities and advantages as a man. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Trankhayla (talkcontribs) 02:41, 3 November 2017 (UTC)

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