in the book Women in Ancient Egypt, Barbara Watterson lists four categories or social roles that women could fulfill in the ancient world. They are 'goddess, devoted wife, doting mothers and scheming whore'. indeed, these four stereotypes of women can be found all over the world. historically, in many cases, men could be anything from warriors to diplomats, kings to farmers, merchants to thieves, but women could only be these four things. what would a community usually think of a women who wasn't devoted to her husband or didn't spend all of her time endlessly doting on her children? Well, chances are they didn't consider her goddess.