Adam’s immediate inequality speaks as ignorant to modern readers of Paradise Lost, however, Milton entrusts and grants Eve to control domestic issues, playing to the mid-sixteen-hundreds views on femininity. Critics Bob Hodge and David Aers present the argument that Milton’s outlook on Adam and Eve’s relationship throughout the poem offers a look at a “relationship as a mutually beneficial one while also reinforcing masculine consciousness of its conviction that the right to rule was the male’s.” Although Milton’s ideals of authority and free will may not reflect equally on both genders, one must remember
It is noteworthy that Alison not only lived her life in a way that was shocking to most people in society, but she also spoke out in a way that was not expected of women at that time. Chaucer wrote the story during a time when women’s rights were virtually non-existent. Women were considered inferior to men. As stated in S.H Rigby’s essay, “That man was the norm against which woman was defined as inferior or deformed was certainly the assumption underlying the scientific thought about women which the Middle Ages inherited from the ancient world” (1). The Bible conveys this message in Ephesians, 5:23, which states, “Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord” (New International Version).
Telemakhos’ words emphasize the vast gap between how men and women are treated—neither Odysseus’ crew nor Odysseus himself see anything unethical with his adultery, but women cannot possibly lose their chastity. It is this idea of purity, enforced throughout millennia, that limits women to doing only what they are
2. Self-starvation and Sexuality The unattainable image of Virgin Mary had a negative impact on a female sense of identity. As Mary Condren writes: Despite its contradictions, [the story of Adam and Eve] has had widespread implications that powerfully affected the treatment of women in society. Women have been identified with Eve, the symbol of evil, and can only attain sanctity by identifying with the Virgin Mary, the opposite of Eve. But this is an impossible task since we are told that Mary herself “was conceived without sin” and when she gave birth to Jesus remained a virgin.
According to the bible, the Torah, and some other religious books, women were created from a piece of bone of a men; the head of a woman is her man, and sex is just allowed for reproductive purposes, which of course led to believe, until today, that women are inferior beings who are not owners of their bodies or the way the want to live their sexuality. Even when we are independent nations from at
Myanmar Christians read the bible literally and they accept the Bible as “holy scripture”. Even, in buddhism, women are the secondary class. In Buddhist believe, if we want to go to Nibanna, we must bore as male at least one time. Therefore, Myanmar women are less value because of religious and cultural setting of Myanmar. Women are the secondary class and they have no chance to have high position.
Gender discrimination refers to the differing treatments or perceptions based on gender. The first thing that comes to our mind is… men and women. However, gender is not only about men and women but transgenders, intersexes and anyone who identifies outside of these definitions. Christianity reminds us that we are created male and female and that the sexual union God created is for husband and wife to come together. Along the same lines, erasing the biological significance of our masculinity and femininity destroys the script that God place into human existence.
Additionally, women suffer from the lack of equality in this community. Gilead uses Christianity as a way to convince women that this republic is formed to protect women from rape and violence that existed before. What makes this dystopian society different from the others is that it supposes men are fertile and some women are not due to the pollution and radiation sickness. Furthermore, a class of hierarchy comes to existence in this republic. Main classes that the story covers are the Handmaids, Aunts, Commanders, and the Wives.
The author ,Susan Strehle, further supports this when she analyzes Nathan’s true personality and prejudices and states that “Leah comes to realize that women have no place in her father’s system of values...in Nathan’s view, their proper role is quiet, humble acquiescence to and support the exceptional man” (###). At one point, Leah admits to the evident gender inequality both in the Bible and the eyes of her father when she says “ For Father, the Kingdom of the Lord is an uncomplicated place, where tall, handsome boys fight on the side that always wins...What do a girl’s bravery and righteousness count for, unless she is also pretty” (Kingsolver 244). Both the quote by Strehle and following quote by Leah reveal that Leah begins to struggle and resent the environment and people that she grew up around because her wish to be seen as an equal was found neither within her father or the Bible. As Leah begins to witness her sister’s decline and her own lack of equality that she longed for from her father, she began to doubt her place within the environment that she grew up in and in the Bible. Once Leah realized her fight to gain the acceptance and equal opportunities through her father, she began to have a distrust in all that she once cherished.
With a low status, some of the resources are not given or even prohibited by the culture itself. Gender inequality causes many disadvantages to genders, thus men and women must work to solve this problem in order to restore equality so that everyone gets their own rights. Bible’s Perspective The Bible explains what women and men’s role in this world either in the society or church, both in Old Testament and New Testament. In the beginning , God created man and woman in His own image so they can complete each other. Based on Genesis 1, God created man and woman so