The role of women in Egypt has changed throughout history, from ancient to modern times.
From the earliest preserved archaeological records, Egyptian women have been thought to be considered nearly equal to men in Egyptian society, regardless of marital status.
Lower-class men frequently preferred marriage to women who had been secluded rather than to those who had worked or attended secondary school.
The rule of Gamal Abdul Nasser was characterized by his policy of stridently advocating women's rights through welfare-state policies, labeled as state feminism.
At the same time, the state repressed independent feminist organizations, leaving a dearth of female political representation.
Such were the cases of Hatshepsut, Nefertiti, Nefertari and the Nubian Egyptian Queens.Women who had only bore females were given derogatory names, such as "mothers of brides".A family with well-grown sons was considered to have decent security.Royal Egyptian women had great impact on Egyptian Society.Queen Tiye, the grandmother of King Tut was so enmeshed in politics that neighboring King Mitanni wrote to her to ensure good will between their people when her son Akhenaten ascended to the throne.Women had also taken part in religious activities, such as those who were priestesses.