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The torture and rape of women has been commonplace on the society and notably so since at least the archaic times While behaviors such as torture and rape are no longer socially acceptable or politically correct they are still condoned and practiced in all modern societies as well as endorsed in others Although women today are not so readily expected or openly commanded to throw themselves at the will of their male acquaintances counterparts or husbands female degradation as well as mental and physical battering through rape still exist at embarrassing levels Acquaintance harassment and abuse by far is the worst as though women have traveled through centuries of time they must still acknowledge that they cannot intrinsically trust those whom are held nearest and dearest to their hearts Backtrack the female heritage back to the archaic age and we find that women have had a price on their head and that their worth was settled based on that price Dowries priced at fifty pieces of silver could buy a woman from her family for the purpose of marriage More so in the case of poor families single female children were sold so that the family would have more money for the male child and his future family life endeavors Because the young woman was bought at a price she was considered to be the property and under the control of her husband Women were brought into subjectivity of the state through the husbands authority and could be controlled and beaten at his will The husband was to act as an advocate for the State acting on its behalf if he felt that his wife was out of control and purposely bringing any type of harm against that State In archaic Roman times poetry portrayed women as inherently evil and forces to be reckoned with Wilson 1997 Pp 255-57 Christianity also did nothing for the case of women and their rights The Church in
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