Women 's Power Over Sickness

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Females are paid seventy-nine cents for every dollar that a male is paid, for the exact same job. Females are told that they should never aspire to be anything more than a housewife. Females are not allowed to go to school or attempt educate themselves. Females are viewed as submissive and in the worst cases, expendable. Females fear being stoned to death for stepping outside of the social norms. This is all happening in the twenty first century and some of it is even happening here in the very place that we pride so much on serving justice and equality for all. However, there is nothing equal about these situations and it is a result of a few select words from a book that was written thousands of years ago. Although the idea that men were stronger and more capable may have been applicable at one point in time it is no longer true. Women are surrounded by stigmas because of natural things that they have no control over. Jesus often preformed miracles to authenticate his identity. These miracles showcased his power over sickness, nature, death, and the supernatural. One of the more interesting of these is the occasion on which Jesus cured a woman of her ‘issue of blood’. This ‘issue of blood’ is a woman’s naturally occurring period. Unfortunately, this woman had bled for twelve years straight. When a woman was on her period she was considered ‘unclean’ in the eyes of the church which meant that any one she encountered also became unclean. Because of this stigma, not only was she dealing with an unfortunate health issues she was also going about it in exile. Therefore, a woman’s natural menstruation cycle has become a thing to only talk about behind closed doors, with other women. Although these are every day occurrences for woman... ... middle of paper ... ...is apparently a waste to risk money to send your daughter to school over your son, despite their academic capabilities, all because she has reproductive abilities and the Bible says that men are superior. In summation, the New Testament gives multiple examples of gender inequality that when taken out of context and used today, in the twenty first century, can be detrimental to the rights of women all around the world. Each example can be connected to an issue that women face today, just in an evolved form. Women have fought continuously, and continue to fight every day, for the right to be treated as equals in a world that sees them as lesser beings simply because of a few different genetic make ups. Although Adam may have come first that does not take away from the fact that Eve managed to change the fate of the entire human race with one bite of a forbidden fruit.
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