Religion and women

| 11/01/2010

(New York Times): Religions derive their power and popularity in part from the ethical compass they offer. So why do so many faiths help perpetuate something that most of us regard as profoundly unethical: the oppression of women? It is not that warlords in Congo cite Scripture to justify their mass rapes (although the last warlord I met there called himself a pastor and wore a button reading “rebels for Christ”). It’s not that brides are burned in India as part of a Hindu ritual. And there’s no verse in the Koran that instructs Afghan thugs to throw acid in the faces of girls who dare to go to school.

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  1. ThEwOrLdIsGaGaGoNeDoWn says:

    Interesting post!


  2. Anonymous2 says:

    This should be on the front instead of homophobia.  Women have been treated like crap forever.