Faith and Feminism, the God Women Need
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|Thu, 04-14-2011 - 12:21pm|
I posted this on the Religion Debate board, but felt it could be of interest here, as well, perhaps? ;)
"The Panel Discussion Question for 4/13/11:
Faith and feminism:
“The discrimination against women on a global basis is very often attributable to the declaration by religious leaders in Christianity, Islam and other religions that women are inferior in the eyes of God,” former President Jimmy Carter said last week. Many traditions teach that while both men and women are equal in value, God has ordained specific roles for men and women. Those distinct duties often keep women out of leadership positions in their religious communities.What is religion’s role in gender discrimination?"
And here is Jason Pitzl-Waters is co-founder and Projects Coordinator of the Pagan Newswire Collective. He writes daily for the popular Pagan news site The Wild Hunt:
The God Women Need: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/on-faith/post/the-god-women-need/2011/04/13/AFPoGRWD_blog.html
A lot to think about, given some of the conflicts we have today going on not only in this country, but around the world...and some we call "cultural" with religious "roots." Personally, for me, this is one big reason I left Christianity as a whole, after being raised Catholic and also trying out another version of Christianity, and also trying out Zen for several years. Just finally found the "separate but equal" meaning really unequal and less than, or the interpretation of belief and the leadership that backed it up, was self-damaging as female in this lifetime, in the long run. :| Thoughts/comments?