Feminist Theories of Religion

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  • Feminist Theories of Religion
    • Woodhead: Religious Feminism
      • Religion can help women fight against oppression. Wearing a hijab means that women feel liberated to escape the home and enter education.
    • Evaluation
      • -Armstrong argues that early religions often placed women in positions of high responsibility -Middle Eastern religion: Fertility Goddesses    -Saadawi claims that religion has been interpreted based on patriarchal ideas.            -Monotheistic religion has legitimised inequality.
    • Places of Worship
      • Sexes are often segregated     -Women's participation may be restricted         -Cannot fully participate
  • -Feature male Gods, interpreted and written by men                  - Stories often anti-female (Adam and Eve)                  -Stories often put men in powerful roles


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