Does God Hate Women?  -     By: Ophelia Benson, Jeremy Stangroom
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Does God Hate Women?

Continuum International / 2009 / Hardcover

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 202
Vendor: Continuum International
Publication Date: 2009
Dimensions: 7.90 X 5.20 X 0.90 (inches)
ISBN: 0826498264
ISBN-13: 9780826498267

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An exploration of the role that religion and culture play in the oppression of women

Ophelia Benson and Jeremy Stangroom, philosophers and authors, ask probing questions about the way that religion shields the oppression of women from criticism and why many Western liberals, leftists, and feminists have remained largely silent on the subject. Throughout the world, a great many women lead lives of misery and sometimes plain horror. They are often considered and treated as the property of men and have few, if any, rights. Such treatment is generally sustained and protected by a combination of religion and culture. Does God Hate Women? explores instances of the oppression of women in the name of religious and cultural norms and how these issues play out both in the community and in the political arena. Drawing on philosophical concerns such as truth, relativism, knowledge, and ethics, Benson and Stangroom assess the current situation and provide a rallying call for a progressive politics that is committed to universal values.

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