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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

Source: wikipedia.org

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

Source: commons.wikimedia.org

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)

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