Pre Columbian Women's Rights
By: Livvi Mansager
Native American Women (Specifically Southwestern Tribes)
- Women held religious roles, medical roles and could have the final say in tribal decisions.
- They ran the home while the male were out hunting or fighting.
- Women held the ability to own tools and took care of the household.
- The creation of baskets, gathering food and hemming clothes were handled by women.
- Women also had no need to be chaste, it was not frowned upon to have sex without the purpose of procreation.
- Women in Spanish societies held very few important roles, besides taking care of the household and the children.
- They could not own land or tools and had limited skills because of a lack of education.
- Women were seen as promiscuous if they slept around and sex tended to be a taboo subject for their societies.