Mesopotamia Women Gazette
News for the Women
Hammurabi's Women's Laws
A few weeks ago, King Hammurabi received a set of 282 laws from the gods and has written them down. Some are very unreasonable to women. For example, "If a man take a woman to wife, but have no intercourse with her, this woman is no wife to him." Although many laws are unreasonable, some are very good. For example "If a woman quarrel with her husband, and say: "you are not congenial to me," the reasons for her prejudice must be presented. if she is guiltless, and there is no fault on her part, but he leaves and neglects her, then no guilt attaches to woman, she shall take her dowry and go back to her father's house."
Interview on Hammurabi's Code
We will not mention the woman's name we are interviewing. This woman's opinion is,"Even though, I am not a 'sister of a god', I think this law is unfair."
I mean, if I were a "sister of a god", and I wanted a drink, I would not want to be burned to death. It is unfair that normal people get drinks, but not a "sister of a god".
Woman are Rising to Power!
People Volunteering to Die for Monarch
"I'll die for her, because the monarch is so kind hearted and it would be an honor to serve her after death," says a voluntary woman willing to die for her queen.
Famous Woman of the Week
Many people wanted the law to not exist, and this is one step toward getting a law against it.
Woman Priestesses opinions
Opinion 1, " I do not like woman priestesses, the men have better prayers and have more enthusiasm."
Opinion 2, " I like woman priestesses, they are just as good as men and just as spiritual."
Woman Thrown in the River and Dies
Monthly Hammurabi Code Vote
The vote comes in...
Good Law: 300 votes
Bad Law: 109 votes