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Patriarchy and Religion

Most mainstream contemporary religions and religious organisations tend to
be patriarchal
Women and men are rarely treated equally

1. Religious Scriptures
Women are either invisible occupy subordinate positions to men in most religious
scriptures. E.g.
In the Christian Bible, Eve is formed from a rib taken from…

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E.g. In Christianity, respect for the Virgin Mary as a submissive mother is
widespread
Barrett (1977) and Pryce (1979) suggest that Rastafarianism, a religion that
mainly applies to AfricanCaribbean men, involves the assumption that women
will take on the traditional roles of housewife and mother in the family. Rasta men…

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