To understand how laws and social opinions can be altered by those in power to reflect the ideals of the majority, we must first know the link between political and religious ideology. In short, religion and politics are the factors that gender ideology are modeled to fit within society. In a political sense, laws...
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...gion, attacks on these ties are met with resistance. That being said, in order to combat threats to social and moral codes religion increases the intensity of its forces (i.e., political and religious powers). An increase in power generally results in an attempt to eliminate threats. This is done so by using political sway and religious policies which are enforced by government officials and religious leaders. It is important to note here that the individuals that come into power bring with them their own sets of beliefs and morals; these individual systems may or may not fall under the realm of societal norms. However, it is here that we find the most utilization of power in order to defend their system of beliefs. As far as gender ideology goes, the very foundations of it hinges upon the decision of those in power to set laws and help shape social opinions.
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