Sub-Saharan Women vs. Isalmic and Indian Women Compare/ Contrast these three types of women (i.e. religion, social status, treatment, rights, etc,)

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There is an array of religions around the globe today; as there were many thousands of years ago. The upper?eastern part of the hemisphere in particular, had several different belief systems, which influenced the women of that culture greatly. There are however two sets of women that were quite possibly the most influential in that culture and government, and they were Sub-Saharan women and Indian Women. These two groups, along with Islamic women became the three most profound groups of the Middle East, and toward China. Sub-Saharan and Indian Women are similar, and different in many aspects. Both peoples focused on the ideas of conduct, scholarship, government service, and each person's individual responsibilities to their community. However, they also differ in the aspect that the beliefs are distinctive in their rituals, and the strictness of their up bringing.

The Sub- Saharan people were a very advanced society. The social positions in the city-states were mostly determined by kinship, sex and gender, and age groupings.

The males in the agricultural villages took control of their own groups/ extended families. The village would divide each part of land to the separate group/families, and each would cultivate their crops and distribute it evenly among the rest of the village. The women in the village also had the chance of participating in governmental affairs. The wealthier women were able to influence public affairs, depending on their aristocratic prospects. They were not obligated to stay in one distinct job whereas mostly anywhere else during that period, women did not have a say. The women of Sub-Saharan Africa were very similar to the women of India and Islam but they were also different in many ways.

Both groups of women originated mostly in the upper Middle East by ruling elites and the wealthier merchant...