Except this statement is wrong. The veil that Middle Eastern wear, for example, is from Sumer. Blame the onset of Agriculture. Women had to stay home and care for children while Men could go out and do politics. Over time, a great divide occurs. There are some cultures that did not follow the patriarchal system as seen in Mongols or Vikings, and even Spartan women had many rights in comparison to Athens Women. -Moon Water-
Social Class: Women were treated civil. They were taught to read and write, they could even own land. Spartan women were expected to marry and give birth. Women also were pushed to participate in athletic contests and festivals.
Statue of Leonidas I, Sparta. Leonidas, when viewing the might of the vast Persian army, is quoted saying: “If numbers are what matters, all Greece cannot match a small part of that army, but if courage is what counts, this number is sufficient.”