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Women and Religion

Women and Religion The study of women and religion typically examines the role of women within particular religious faiths, and religious doctrines relating to gender, gender roles, and particular women in religious history. Most religions elevate the status of men over women, have stricter sanctions against women, and require them to be submissive. While there has been...

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Wisdom For Today’s Christian Woman

Wisdom for Today’s Christian Woman Dear Christian Woman, You’ve probably been to a workshop or have read that in a relationship, women are looking for romance and intimacy, and men are looking for respect. On behalf of the man in your life, I’d like to tell you just how important...

Women in Ancient and Imperial China

Women in Ancient and Imperial China The study of women’s history in the context of imperial China has been pursued since at least the late 1990s.[1] The societal status of both women and men in ancient China was closely related to the Chinese kinship system.[2] Women in ancient and imperial China were restricted from participating in various...

Quotes For Women

Quotes For Women Below are quotes that talk about strong women. Whether you want to empower other women or you want to feel empowered yourself, we could all benefit from the power of strong women. ♦    ♦    ♦ Women Have Been Trained To Speak Softly And Carry A...

Women in Philosophy

Women in Philosophy Women have engaged in philosophy throughout the field’s history. While there were women philosophers since ancient times, and a relatively small number were accepted as philosophers during the ancient, medieval, modern and contemporary eras, particularly during the 20th and 21st century, almost no woman philosophers have entered...

Women In The Bible

Women In The Bible The women in the Bible are rarely mentioned by name, with named women representing only 5.5 to 8 percent of the total of all named characters, male and female. This suggests that women were not usually in the forefront of public life. Those women that are named,...

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Women In The Quran

Women in The Quran Women in the Quran are important characters and subjects of discussion in the stories and morals taught in Islam. Some of the women in the Quran are portrayed in a positive light, while others are condemned for their actions. Mary (Maryam – مريم) is the only...

Women In Judaism

Women In Judaism The role of women in Judaism is determined by the Hebrew Bible, the Oral Law (the corpus of rabbinic literature), by custom, and by cultural factors. Although the Hebrew Bible and rabbinic literature mention various female role models, religious law treats women differently in various circumstances. Gender has a bearing on familial lines:...

Mormonism And Women

Mormonism And Women The status of women in Mormonism has been a source of public debate since before the death of Joseph Smith in 1844. Various denominations within the Latter Day Saint movement have taken different paths on the subject of women and their role in the church and in society. Views range from the full equal...

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Women in Buddhism

Women in Buddhism Women in Buddhism is a topic that can be approached from varied perspectives including those of theology, history, anthropology and feminism. Topical interests include the theological status of women, the treatment of women in Buddhist societies at home and in public, the history of women in Buddhism, and a...

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Women in Hinduism

Women in Hinduism Hindu texts present diverse and conflicting views on the position of women, ranging from feminine leadership as the highest goddess, to limiting her role to an obedient daughter, housewife and mother. The Devi Sukta hymn of Rigveda, a scripture of Hinduism, declares the feminine energy as the essence of the...

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Women in Sikhism

Women in Sikhism The role of women in Sikhism is outlined in the Sikh scriptures, which state that women are equal to men. The principles of Sikhism state that women have the same souls as men and thus possess an equal right to cultivate their spirituality with equal chances of achieving salvation. Woman can participate...

Woman

Woman A woman is a female human being. The word woman is usually reserved for an adult; girl is the usual term for a female child or adolescent. The plural women is also sometimes used for female humans, regardless of age, as in phrases such as “women’s rights”. Typically, a woman has two X chromosomes and is capable of pregnancy and giving birth from puberty until menopause. Female anatomy, as distinguished...

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Women In Christianity

Women In Christianity The roles of women in Christianity can vary considerably today as they have varied historically since the third century New Testament church. This is especially true in marriage and in formal ministry positions within certain Christian denominations, churches, and parachurch organizations. Many leadership roles in the organized church have been...

Woman’s Creed

Woman’s Creed I believe in God who created woman and man in God’s own image who created the world and gave both sexes the care of the earth. I believe in Jesus, child of God, chosen of God born of the woman Mary who listed to women and liked them...

Women in the Quran and the Sunna

Women in the Quran and the Sunna In Islam there is absolutely no difference between men and women as far as their relationship to Allah is concerned, as both are promised the same reward for good conduct and the same punishment for evil conduct. The Qur’an says: And for women...

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Women’s Spiritual Lives

Women’s Spiritual Lives Those occasional doubts, the internal dialogue, and the constant nagging: these are the days when we ask ourselves, “Who am I? What am I supposed to be?” I don’t know if there is a “one-size-fits-all” answer. I also don’t know if the answers I’ve found — and continue...

Women’s Rights

Women’s Rights This is a very comprehensive subject. From one perspective it is open to debate. It’s very difficult to summarize my thoughts on this kind of platform. In one sense we don’t separate men and women. In another sense there are physical and psychological differences. Women and men should...

Quotes About Women

Quotes About Women Women are female humans. The term woman (irregular plural: women) usually is used for an adult, with the term girl being the usual term for a female child or adolescent. However, the term woman is also sometimes used to identify a female human, regardless of age, as in phrases such...

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