Feminist theory to religion

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Key ideas;

  • Feminists see society as patriachal
  • Religous instituions are patriachal. they reflect and perpetuate gender inequality
  • Religous beliefs are patriachal ideologies taht legitimate womes subordination

Examples of patriachy in religion;

  • religous organisations are mainly male dominated, e.g; orthodox judaism and catholiscism forbid women becoming priests
  • places of worship often segregate the sexes and marginalise women in acts of worship,e.g; not being able to preach or read from the sacred texts
  • sacred texts largely feature the doings of male gods and prophets and often reflect anti-female stereotypes
  • Religous laws and customs often give women fewer rights than men, e.g; in access to divorce, dress codes etc. They may also lead…


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