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When Women Ruled the World
When Women Ruled the World: Six Queens of Egypt | Kara Cooney
This riveting narrative explores the lives of six remarkable female pharaohs, from Hatshepsut to Cleopatra--women who ruled with real power--and shines a piercing light on our own perceptions of women in power today. Female rulers are a rare phenomenon--but thousands of years ago in ancient Egypt, women reigned supreme. Regularly, repeatedly, and with impunity, queens like Hatshepsut, Nefertiti, and Cleopatra controlled the totalitarian state as power-brokers and rulers. But throughout human history, women in positions of power were more often used as political pawns in a male-dominated society. What was so special about ancient Egypt that provided women this kind of access to the highest political office? What was it about these women that allowed them to transcend patriarchal obstacles? What did Egypt gain from its liberal reliance on female leadership, and could today's world learn from its example? Celebrated Egyptologist Kara Cooney delivers a fascinating tale of female power, exploring the reasons why it has seldom been allowed through the ages, and why we should care.
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PedanticPastorMartha
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Fascinating look at Egyptian royal women who ruled ancient Egypt. Cooney points out parallels and differences between them and later female rulers, and speculates that they were able to rule because the ruling class realized they were the best option for maintaining stability.

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MizDoniaBuding
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absolutely enjoyed this book...its a nice glimpse into the lives of these powerful women... #readinggoal #audiophile #readinglife

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Jen2
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Fascinating!

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StaceyKondla
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This book exceeded my expectations. The writing is engaging and compelling. And best of all, I loved how the author, Kara Cooney, draws parallels between these women rulers of Ancient Egypt and the way women continue to be viewed and treated in leadership roles today due to the ongoing patriarchy.
I can not recommend this book enough! #feminism #womeninpolitics #educateyourself

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Expandingbookshelf
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This book traces six Egyptian queens, and ties their stories to today‘s news…with the subtlety of a sledgehammer. The comparisons were so drawn out and explicit, I wondered if Cooney thought we were stupid. Plus it was almost impressive how she managed to both beat the reader over the head with a feminist message and be sexist at the same time. This was a big miss for me.

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Maude
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This was disappointing, I felt the author was really shaping things to fit her agenda and that she wasn't quite sure what her agenda exactly was. Oh, well I guess I have time to make the valentine's table toppers now 😄

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YourWordsByDesign
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A fascinating subject, but definitely a book to be read in stages, with a notebook and pen by your side.
Check out the review here👉🏼 http://writeawaybusiness.com/2019/01/11/book-review-when-women-ruled-the-world/

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LadyChristy
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Has anyone else pre-ordered this? I‘m so excited! 😆

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