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Unlike nomadic societies, early civilizations were patriarchal. This shift occurred for all of the following reasons EXCEPT
women were often pregnant and too involved in child care to participate in other activities.
plow-based agriculture required more manual labor.
men were less important in the household, allowing them more time to participate in political and economic activities.
many women became prostitutes and this led to a loss of respect and equality.
the growth and importance of professional armies.