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Posted by on Sunday, October 4, 2009 at 7:18am.

sorry to be a pain but could you read my essay for me and see if it is okay. my assignment was to write an a4 page about sexism in christianity, islam and judaism.

Sexism in religion

Some people believe that there is sexism in religion. This is true for some religions, but not for others.
One example of a religion that has sexist views is Islam. In Islam men and women are equal in the sight of Allah. Although this is the belief men and women are not treated completely equally. For example in Islam they believe that it is the duty of a man to provide the money for his family, whereas a woman’s duty is to look after the home and family. However Islam isn’t completely sexist, women do have the right to choose the person they marry, they can get a divorce, they can get an education, own a property and are allowed to take part in politics.
Islam isn’t the only religion which has sexist views, Judaism also has them. In Judaism the Jewish bible (The Tenakh) describes and teaches different roles for men and women. Traditionally women were seen as a motherly figure. They have children, look after the home and take responsibility for their children’s Jewish upbringing. Also in Orthodox services men and women have to sit in separate parts of the Synagogue. Women cannot take an active part in the worship. However women are allowed to get an education and also have a career.
Christianity is an example of a religion that isn’t sexist as it teaches that everyone is equal in the eyes of God. This is true as women are allowed to become priests and ministers, some Christians believe that women are not as important as men. They also believe that men should be the leaders and women should follow. In a Roman Catholic Church they do not allow women to be priests.
Although some religions are sexist not all religions are.

thankyou for taking the time to help :)

  • writeacher - re religious education - , Sunday, October 4, 2009 at 11:27am

    Some people believe that there is sexism in religion. This is true for some religions, but not for others.

    (FOR ONLINE MATERIAL, IT HELPS TO SKIP A LINE TO INDICATE A NEW PARAGRAPH.)

    One example of a religion that has sexist views is Islam. In Islam (COMMA) men and women are equal in the sight of Allah. Although this is the belief (COMMA) men and women are not treated completely equally. For example (COMMA) in Islam they believe that it is the duty of a man to provide the money for his family, whereas a woman’s duty is to look after the home and family. However Islam isn’t completely sexist, women do have the right to choose the person they marry, they can get a divorce, they can get an education, own a property and are allowed to take part in politics. (HOW ABOUT HOW THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO DRESS OR THEIR FREEDOM TO GO OUT IN PUBLIC ALONE IN SOME ISLAMIC COUNTRIES?)

    Islam isn’t the only religion which has sexist views, Judaism also has them. In Judaism (COMMA) the Jewish bible (The Tenakh) describes and teaches different roles for men and women. Traditionally women were seen as a motherly figure. They have children, look after the home and take responsibility for their children’s Jewish upbringing. Also in Orthodox services (COMMA) men and women have to sit in separate parts of the Synagogue. Women cannot take an active part in the worship. However (COMMA) women are allowed to get an education and also have a career.

    Christianity is an example of a religion that isn’t ("AS"?) sexist (COMMA) as it teaches that everyone is equal in the eyes of God. This is true (COMMA) as women are allowed to become priests and ministers, ("BUT"?) some Christians believe that women are not as important as men. They also believe that men should be the leaders and women should follow. In a Roman Catholic Church (COMMA) they do not allow women to be priests.
    Although some religions are sexist (COMMA) not all religions are.

    Caps are used solely for contrast.

    Good paper. However, if you need to write more, do you want to distinguish between the orthodoxy in each of these religions in contrast to those who are less orthodox?

    You need to review your use of commas <http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/607/02/>.

    I hope this helps. Thanks for asking.

  • writeacher - re religious education - , Sunday, October 4, 2009 at 12:28pm

    Your Christian sexist comments are odd. Women and girls face pressure (to not talk in church, or in the presence of men, to do housework, and men be leaders in the home and church).

    But my main thought is that perhaps it is not so much sexism in religion as sexism in culture is the differences, and religion is just a small part of culture.

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