I bought a book on ebay about nine years ago when I was in a "women's studies" with a group of artists. Volume One of "Women of all Nations" written in 1908. It is loaded with facts and oppression and behaviours that astonish by today's standards. Most girls were "married" by age ten...males, of course, owned them. Women as slaves , most common. Then if not bad enough, had to die when their "husband" died. This spider web hood suffocated nicely.
often buried alive with their man, often forced to stab themselves to death- DANG! OK, so "it's a man's world" has outlived it's frightfulness, thank you!
There are photos of Chinese bound feet, and Japanese stylized, owned geisha- Himalayan Buddhist nuns, brown and worn out- used as slaves for the higher male monks...goes on and on through all cultures.
Little wonder, when girls start studying Women's History" they become so angry. So, I ask them, why are you still wearing heels and stupid clothing? Certainly not for utility or comfort. It's still a man's world, after all, just not so blatantly misogynistic. (sometimes)
Good thing I do not have volume two- I have too much fuel for fire with just this one.