Attitudes to roles of men and women

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  • Attitudes to roles of men and women
    • Buddhist
      • Sigalovada Sutta sets out roles for husbands and wives
      • Buddha
        • initially reluctant for female nuns
        • accepted women as nuns
      • metta
        • loving kindness
        • discriminating against someone goes against this
      • Anatta
        • no fixed permanent self
      • Samsara
        • each being is born many times as males and females
        • physical differences are unimportant
      • influences from culture
    • Christian
      • Traditional
        • new testament
          • women shouldn't speak
          • Adam created first - Adam and Eve
        • women should
          • submit to husbands
          • bring up children
          • not speak in church
            • ST Paul
          • run a Christian home
        • men should
          • love wives
          • become leaders
      • Catholic
        • equal roles
        • only men can become preists
        • Genesis
          • God created man and woman at the same time.
      • Modern
        • equal rights
        • Paul
          • no male/female in Christ
        • Gospels
          • Jesus treated women as equals

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