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Yes. Women were not considered equal to men, but they had some rights. They could go out of their houses and go to the market. They could own property and own a business. They could become involved in court cases. They could even learn to read and write if they were taught at home or by a tutor. They could get a paid job. But they could not vote in the assembly, which meant they had no voice in making laws. Women in ancient Mesopotamia