Feminist theory on religion - Oppression / Patriarchy

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How do Liberal Feminist want to change religion?
They want to remove obstacles that prevent women from taking positions of authority in religious institutions.
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How do Radical Feminist want to change religion?
They want to reshape religion completely. They want to refocus on early religions that centralise women.
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How do Marxist Feminist describe religion?
As a source of double exploitation for WC women.
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How do sacred texts oppress women?
When females are in sacred texts they are shown as anti-female stereotypes. Eg Eve caused the fall of grace.
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How do religious images oppress women?
There is little mention of women in holy books, also women are shown to be created from the rib of a man.
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How do religious laws and customs oppress women?
They legitimise traditional reproductive mothering roles.
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How do religious institutions oppress women?
Women are often forbidden to become members of importance in the institution.
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How do places of worship oppress women?
Women are kept behind the scenes and this is seen as the devaluation of women.
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How do religious scriptures oppress women?
Women are legally inferior to men in the Qur'an. Men are also seen as 'master by divine right'.
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How is the veiling of women oppressive?
It keeps women anonymous and invisible.
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How are women seen as polluting?
Menstruation and pregnancy of women is seen as polluting and unclean.
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How are women seen as sexual predators?
Women's sexual pleasure is disapproves and and women should only reproduce.
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What is the stained glass ceiling of religion?
Women are at the bottom of the career ladder in religious institutions. They face a invisible barrier of prejudice and discrimination.
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