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Title:
Women v. religion : the case against faith--and for freedom
Author:
Garst, Karen L., editor.
Publication Information:
Durham, North Carolina : Pitchstone Publishing, [2018]
Physical Description:
320 pages ; 23 cm
Summary:
Throughout history, religion has been used as a tool of female subjugation. Women have been deemed less worthy than men, have been prevented from owning property, and worse--all in the name of a higher power. In recent decades, women have made progress in terms of equal rights with men, at least in Western democracies, but still, why has the United States never had a female president? Why aren't more women heads of Fortune 500 companies? Why do politicians in the West continue to attack women's reproductive rights? As this volume explores, it would be hard to find a bigger culprit than religion when identifying the last cultural barriers to full gender equality. With topics ranging from the subjugation of women in the Bible to the shame and guilt felt by women due to religious teaching, this volume makes clear that only by rejecting the very system that limits their autonomy will women be fully liberated from its malignant influences, not just in codified law but also in cultural practice.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781634311700
Format :
Book

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