The further Nubian Queens were able to maintain this status.
The most important religious offices of that kind were those of God's Wife and God's Wife of Amun.
Despite this equality, women were expected to avoid contact with men who were not kin and to veil themselves in public.
As children, females were raised to be solely dependent upon their fathers and older brothers.
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.
Such were the cases of Hatshepsut, Nefertiti, Nefertari and the Nubian Egyptian Queens.At the same time, the state repressed independent feminist organizations, leaving a dearth of female political representation.The economic liberalization plan of the Sadat regime would result in the collapse of this system and the resurgence of Islamist-influenced policy.Currently, the state of women's rights in Egypt is extremely poor, with female genital mutilation, honor killings and sexual harassment remaining serious issues faced by Egyptian women.In 2013, Egypt was ranked as the worst country in the Arab World for women.Politically, they often managed to become Interregnum queens.