THOMAS FINAN wrote:
> where in the law tracts does it say that women and men are "equal?"
> as far as texts like Crith Gablach are concerned, there was an equality,
> but it was based upon ones status within society. the word of the king
> was more valued than a serf, for instance. i would like to see som
> some discussion on this matter--an please provide sources, not just
> "the Brehon Laws."
> Thomas Finan
> Catholic University of America
I am afraid that I cannot site primary sources at the moment, but
I do remember that in old Ireland the household economic policy was that
whichever partner brought more wealth into the marriage would have
economic control over the household goods. This is believed to be the
real cause of the argument between Medb and Aillil in "Pillow Talk."