Chinese women can make family proud of them if they have sons and be a good wife. Moreover, the influence of Confucianism obstructs ancient women right. The Three Obediences and the Four Virtues derived from Confucianism to control and tyrannize female. Confucianism classifies male and female’s proper role by heaven-ordained explanations more than two thousand years ago. (Hays, 2008).
Indeed, it was only the high rank women who were allowed to be educated*. What equated women’s book-learning in the Middle Ages with black magic and disgrace, now, became a privilege not every woman can acquire. In addition, the Reform movement called for “a revision of religious positions on marriage.”(mohja) This “revision” led to the decline of misogamy. The rejection of misogamy and the confirmation of the importance of the marital statues strengthened the position of woman in the family. An extremely
There are many catholics, christians, and other people of religion that use birth control, even though powerful leaders of their church condemn it. Usually, the religions are pro-natalist, and believe that sex should only be performed when attempting to conceive a child. But according to the Guttmacher Institute, more 99 percent of women ages 15-44 who have had sexual intercourse had used some form of contraceptive. This means that the women that are a part of these religions have too used contraceptives to prevent unwanted pregnancies. This statistic trumps the statement that religion is against contraceptive methods.
Confucianism is an ethical and philosophical system, on occasion described as a religion, developed from the teachings of the Chinese philosopher Confucius .It has a monumental impact upon the life, social structure, and political philosophy of China for more than 2500 years. Confucius (/kənˈfjuːʃəs/; 551–479 BC) was a Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history. My view on Confucianism Positive side There are five constant virtues in Confucianism: benevolence, righteousness, propriety, wisdom and fidelity, as specified in the feudal ethical code. I think this is the ancient wisdom which can be adopted as the rule of behavior both in ancient and modern world. I know these five
Although for ages men and women have had conflicting roles. Men have primarily grasped higher positions of power in government and additionally within the church. From very early on women would not go against the given social structure. When Queen Elizabeth I took the throne in 1558 ( her reign from 1558-1603) she faced bias ways of many, the notion of a women leading their nation was unimaginable causing numerous people to question her capabilities as a ruler. Unlike other women, Queen Elizabeth discarded the negative perspective by being captivating to her subjects through compassion, but also by her asserting the power and dominance over her kingdom.
May fourth Feminism movement was the first feminist movement in china. This movement constituted of mostly males who were activists and reformers that were enthused with the idea of women liberation. They wanted to bring change to Chinese society and make China a stronger nation. Hence, they concluded that the source of China’s weakness and problems lie in the Chinese family structure. These women were illiterate and had bound feet which prevented them from reproducing or even raise their family, .
“Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.” a quote said by Timothy leary a former male american psychologist and writer. In the early 1900’s women did not have the simple right of voting, during those times men were given all the power even if they were abusive towards women it was acceptable. Now a days women have overcome many of these obstacles, not only with the right to vote but by having one of the biggest names in history are women. Everyone thinks that there is nothing but equal rights and everyone if given what they deserve. However there are a lot of people who are opposed to the idea of gender equality and think that it is ridiculous but it is one of the most important things to have for two main reasons.
If you imagine a world in which bravery and selflessness are needed the most, but in least supply, curiosity and intelligence discouraged, and the critics of this system publicly tortured, then you have described China under the Qing Dynasty. But enter into it a young girl who is all of these things, and the world is a much better place. Wang Zhenyi should be considered a true hero because in the face of terrifying odds she never backed. Helping to shape an early forgotten world of science and change the lives of many many people. Zhenyi bravely rebelled against the sexist customs of the day by daring to educate herself, and others.
Although beauty standards varied drastically from different periods, Chinese women always have no say in the standard. This essay will discuss the beauty standards from three main time periods of Chinese history, Tang dynasty, Qing Dynasty, and modern, and their negative impacts on health. To start with, Chinese Females endured the conformity that rotund is gorgeous in Tang Dynasty.The Society required the females to keep a rotund body shape for the male appetite.The most renowned example from the Four Beauties of ancient China is Yang Guifei, the beloved consort of Emperor Xuanzong of Tang. She was seen as desirably fat in Tang dynasty. Since then, the concept that fatness is
She is extremely religious, but has a conflict with the church of the time, especially about re-marriage. This shows her eagerness to go against the society, but she cannot go against the society because after all, she is a female living in the dark ages. She views men as feeble and weak, but she still wants them in her life. Chaucer wants to represent that no matter how much a woman is powerful and dominating, but it is still the man that grants her the power and decides her
Research is showing that most people do not even believe in religion at all anymore. I agree with Sotomayor when she says how does withholding marriage from LGBTQ community increase value to another. While I definitely understand why people were upset I believe it was step forward in the equal rights when it come to the LGBTQ community. There is definitely much more progress to be made but with time, I believe it
I believe a hero is someone who accepts everyone no matter what, does good even when no one is looking and is willing to broaden their views and not be self centered. Therefore, no, I do not think Kim davis is a hero because she discriminates a group of people because of her own religious views and she is a hypocrite. She says she does everything under God and the Bible but she has commited several sins herself! If Kim Davis wants to punish others because of how she interpreted the Bible, then she should punish herself first for commiting adultery and having four marriages and three divorces and more than one affair. An example would be this quote from the Bible: “...yourself do not see the log that is in your own eye.
In most of the societies and religions we have talked about, we learn about the role women played in them. Some give more independence to women than others and others give them no role. I found it interesting in the Christian faith that during the Middle Ages, the Virgin Mary was the most popular saint but in most Christian sects women aren’t allowed to be priests, bishops, or deacons. In Islam, Arab women enjoyed rights not accorded to women in other lands, they could legally inherit property, divorce husbands, and engage in business ventures. They were portrayed as human beings equal to men in front of Allah.
I interviewed my mom, Catherine Farrar, for the religion interview assignment. My mom was raised Catholic, but stopped attending church in college and never looked back. She is a feminist, and the Catholic Church is simply not conducive to feminist beliefs. Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s piece, “The Introduction to The Women’s Bible” seemed to mirror my mom’s stance on the issue; the Bible was written by men, for men, with the goal of achieving power over others. Clearly, the Bible does not favor women, and this is true for many religious texts.
Zhu Xi is a Chinese neo-Confucian philosopher, that believed that our moral mirror reflected our morality. The clean moral mirror reflects the underlying moral pattern. Xi believed that all things were brought together into unification by two universal aspects of reality: qi and li. Li is the principle of essence for our morality. The cause of immoral action is due to qi because qi obscures our perfect moral mirror.