Does God Hate Women? / Edition 1

Does God Hate Women? / Edition 1

by Ophelia Benson, Jeremy Stangroom
     
 

ISBN-10: 0826498264

ISBN-13: 9780826498267

Pub. Date: 07/21/2009

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic


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. …  See more details below

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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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826498267
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
07/21/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
216
Sales rank:
1,073,756
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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Table of Contents

1. A God of Bullies
2. Religious Apologetics, Islam and Caricature
3. The World and the Kitchen
4. Honour is Between the Legs of Women
5. Holy Groupthink6. Mutilate in the Name of Purity7. Islam, Islamophobia and Risk
8. Lipstick on a Pig
Notes
Index

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