When Roman Women Protested Austerity

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Ancient Egypt saw the first recorded strike. But it’s Rome that saw the first recorded protest by women over clothes.

This took place in 195 BCE and was a protest by wealthy women against wartime laws which limited what they were allowed to wear and how much jewelry they could display.

Sounds like the kind of thing fashionable women would do, proving humans have not, in…



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