Was Socrates a Chauvinist, or did he view Men and Women as equals?

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    Socrates was condemned to death around 399 BC, by Athens. The charges for his death were, ” for not believing in the gods in which the states believed, and for currupting the youth.”
    Socrates was a thinker, he was well known for his Socratic Method, in which he would question everything – from the common things even to the most sensitive topics.
    This was one reason why Athens condemned him to death in the first place…
    After speculating about death, Socrates explored the idea of speaking with many people in the afterlife…
    “What would not a man give, O judges, to be able to examine the leader of the great Trojan expedition; or Odysseus or Sisyphus, or numberless others, men and women too! What infinite delight would there be in conversing with them and asking them questions!” – Socrates on his Condemnation to Death
    By this phrase, taken from the Appology, by Plato, do you think that Socrates viewed women and men as equals?
    Socrates never recorded his sayings, but assuming that Plato truthfully recorded Socrates’ sayings, what is your opinion on this topic?
    Plato never mentioned women anywhere else in this text…
    It’s a hard question, but it’s kind of an opinion based question.
    Have fun with this one…

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