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11 Things That Only Used to Be Legal for Women and Not Men

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Bottoms Up!

prohibition women drinking at bar


In Oklahoma, prior to 1976, it was illegal for men under the age of 21 to buy low-alcohol content beer (3.2%), but legal for women to do so as long as they were at least 18. The rationale for the law was that men aged 18-21 were more likely to drink and drive than women of the same age. The U.S. Supreme Court overturned the law in Craig v. Boren, calling it a violation of equal protection. 0rbisTertius

The Women Behind the Men

native american women

Source: flickr

In a bunch of Native American Tribes, only the elder women could choose their chiefs. (ori15n)

That’s Gotta Hurt!

ancient greek women pottery


There were special women’s festivals in Ancient Greece which men were absolutely not allowed to attend.

There’s a story about a man who snuck into one such festival and was caught. The women decided that, since no men were allowed, they would make this man a woman by chopping off his manly bits. (swaggeroon)