Many women saw that this change was stupid and irrational because not every woman could go out, go work in a factory or work long hours because some women had children to take care of. Some women agreed with men that women should follow a man’s footstep without any questions because they were a weaker sex and “cannot be good leaders in business, publicities and academics ”(Sexism 1). Women also didn’t want to get used to “some customary behaviors in the workplace as ‘sexual harassment”’ (Philosophical Feminists 4) because men still didn’t respect the female body like the radical feminists wanted men to do. Even today men still don’t respect the female body because men still don’t see women as equal to men. Women still question if feminism is here today such as “revealing clothes, designer-label stiletto, and amateur pole dancing” because men don’t see women as equal because of how they dressed and that society sometimes did not approve of it.
Therefore, religion becomes an imperceptible hindrance for women empowerment whereas, some of them are happy with their status in the society. Even though there are positive religious arguments and evidences which stand for women empowerment and give them equal rights as men but most of the time those are hidden by the pressure of patriarchal society. The patriarchal society never wants women to have power and therefore, they do all possible things to stop women from having authority. They never acknowledge women’s contribution and power in the history. Arguments whic... ... middle of paper ... ...ecember 2013 Shehabuddhin, Sarah.
However, there were also many who could not receive ordination or licensing from their organizations because of opposition to women in ministry. During that time period, women were thought to have a specific “sphere.” Women were to work in the home with their children, not to preach. Most women preachers rejected this idea of ‘women’s work.’ Some even rejected the idea that the husband should be the head of the house. This did not mean that those of these women who were mothers were irresponsible or lax. Indeed many of th... ... middle of paper ... ...o draw women into being licensed, there would be a dramatic increase of licensed women within the organization.
This changes attitudes, concepts, and structures to reveal this equality. Also, feminism is not just a call for women to have an equal place in the current system of the Church, but rather it challenges people to rethink the system itself in the light of women’s experience. Women do not want merely equal access to priesthood in the Church, they want to remake it (Bielgrien 13). Women continue to strive for equal status in the church. They are beginning to oppose more and more of the Church’s teaching.
A large wave of pro women thinking has arisen in the form of feminist theology. This line of thought draws from Genesis and the idea that men and women were created equally. I think that this effort to open the door to feminist theology I 'd a welcome and necessary change from the historically male dominated ideas of theology. I have not read too many theological works, but I am sure that if I were to read more, my options and thoughts of what I currently view as God could be altered. I am interested in learning more about past feminist theology.
Church leaders objected puritan views whole-heartedly, and felt as though the puritans... ... middle of paper ... ...ment. Many historians question the outcome of her trial because of her gender. Anne was always encouraged to stay silent, and not protest her views and beliefs, but she did not listen. She would not allow herself to be a second class citizen. She was a strong woman willing to work for what she believed in.
The concept of religion in terms of women and their involvement is a double edged sword. Nearly every religion seems to be naturally oppressive towards woman; Catholicism, Islam, and Buddhism all show signs of valuing men as being more important than women. From the lack of powerful female leaders, to the oppressive and problematic religious texts, there doesn’t seem to be any room for woman in religion. On the other hand, religion can act as an outlet for many woman and has been an escape for people for as long as humans have been around. Religion offers women a positive social environment, an escape, and a source of female empowerment, but at the same time it 's naturally oppressive to women and encourages a male dominated world.
According to Milton is Eve would have been more interested in knowledge and what Raphael had to say, instead of her looks she might have had the ability to see through Satan’s evil intentions. However she was concerned with the truth and cared about her looks. So overall in the books of Paradise Lost, Milton blames Eve for the fall of mankind because of the flaws that she possessed. I believe that he is cautioning men and women that if they retain vanity, ignorance, and pride, they will always create problems for themselves and each other. We should learn from Eve’s mistakes and recognize our fatal
If this is the case, religious leadership will have an impact on women perception of themselves and their role in society. Women perception and confidence in themselves will change dramatically if they are given the chance to take religious leadership. The current situation in Egypt is, that most women underestimate their thinking abilities and see themselves as the ones who should serve their husbands (The Invisible Society: Women in Middle Eastern Culture, 2.5.2005). The role of religion here is that many women justify their present role with religion and this is why they accept it and do not try to change it. So if religious leadership then will result in women to have more confidence and see herself as having skills that she should take advantage of.
In some cases, women also use masculine ways of leadership. In this paper, Miranda Priestly illustrates how a female leader breaks traditional gender stereotypes and uses masculine leadership style. Women, on the other hand, are difficult to classify as a good leaders because in order to be a leader, we often need to sacrifice our femininity. This belief... ... middle of paper ... ...re difficult to classify as a good leaders because in order to be a leader, we often need to sacrifice our femininity. This belief is actually blocking many women from becoming successful leader.