I was reading about women and children in ancient Rome and Greece, the Europeans seemed more misogynistic. They treated women and children as sexual objects, and of much less importance (close to an animal), there was also a hierarchy system in place.
And they ate human flesh! Not so unique and civilized then.
The ancient civilizations in Asia, Arabia, South America, and Egypt, seemed more forward thinking towards women, no it was not all rosy, but women had their own importance in some ways.
“strange” how we have been told it was always the other way around.