Feminist theories of religion

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How do feminists see society?
Feminists see society as patriarchal - that is, based on male domination. Many feminists regard religion as a patriarchal institution.
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Evidence of patriarchy in religion..
Religious organisations. Places of worship. Sacred texts. Religious laws and customs.
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Why are religious organisations evidence of patriarchy?
They are mainly male dominated. E.g. Orgodox Judaism and Catholicism forbid women to become priests.
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Why are places of worship evidence of patriarchy?
They often divide the sexes and marginalise women. E.g. men occupy the central and more sacred spaces. Women's participation may be restricted e.g. cannot read from sacred texts. Taboos that regard menstruation, pregnancy and childbirth as polluting
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Why are sacred texts evidence of patriarchy?
They largley feature the doings of
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