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The Christian's Response to Gender Discrimination

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Michele Dominique RS Assignment 20/01/03 10A1 The Christian's Response to Gender Discrimination Sexism is about prejudice and discrimination. But in this case, the issue is gender. Sexism is the attitude that one sex is in some way better than the other- mostly that men are better than women. Christians are in a way supporting this issue. It is reflected clearly in the Bible. For example, in the Old Testament, it says how a man could divorce his wife if desired but there is nothing mentioned about a woman allowed to divorce her husband. It also indicates that an unmarried woman is her father's "property" and a married one is her husband's. ...read more.

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I think this suggests that men want women to do as they're told and not complain about it. They should be invisible in the Church and learn from men. They think this is the women's punishment for betraying God through the devil. People often justified with these attitudes by saying that according to the book of Genesis, it was the woman Eve who first introduced sin into the world. This is supposed to show how weak women are. And the only way they would be saved is through having children. St Clement of Alexandria quoted " Every woman should be overwhelmed with shame at the thought that she is a woman." ...read more.

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But Christian feminists accept that the history in the Bible says that: * The Book of Genesis makes it clear that women and men are both made in "the image of God" (Genesis 1:27). * Jesus was also friends with women. * Several times in the Old Testament, God is pictured in female terms. I think Christianity needs to go through itself again and explore the feminine ways of God. People have made out that God is more like men than women, but this is wrong. In general, I don't think Christianity is very supportive of women, for example, if they were, they would let women become priestesses. It only encourages them to marry and obey their husbands and start a family with them. ...read more.

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