In 500 B.C. Athens, Greece democracy began. Only free men were considered citizens, and women were not. Evn so men did not have the right to choose whether they wanted to go or not. It was against the law to not go.
In 500 B.C. women weren't allowed to go in certain parts of their house let alone in public. Women were not allowed to vote they had to stay in their house and clean and take care of the children. It was illegal to go in public if you were a woman.
Men would walk to the top of the highest or in some cases on one of the highest mountain to the agora. The agora is where people met to discuss their opinions.
The men would meet at the agora to discuss electing and voting for new laws. They didn't have lawyers to speak for them they had to do it themselves.
Women didn't have many rights in 500 B.C. it wasn't until around 1952 that they changed the democracy and gave women the right to vote.Today men and women are starting to have equal rights in Greece even though men still have more right than women it is a start. Even though the First Greek Constitution, which came about in 1844 stated that “Greeks are equal before the law” this didn’t fully apply to women until they were allowed the right to vote.