10.16-10.18 - Gender relationships in the non-west world 1...

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Gender relationships in the non-west world 1. Traditional age a. Non-western religions i. Budism 1. in India founded in 6 th century BCE 2. more complex a. highly critical of hierarchy b. women should be able to take part in religious persuit c. for equality but highly ambivalent toward women i. women could be portrayed as evil in pictures ii. Islam 1. started in about 610 AD 2. devotion to god: Allah 3. spread around the world very quickly due to trade a. Africa b. Europe c. Asia 4. women had equal souls to males a. allowed to pilgrimage to Mecca b. recognized women’s right to property 5. Islam endorsed a particular structure a. Required to observe the principle of sexual segregation b. Women were represented as more simple c. Could have more wives if he could afford d. Could not hold public position iii. Confucianism 1. founded by Confucians 2. believed in propriety 3. women inferior to men a. had to be obedient to father, husbands and sons 4. 7 conditions which a man could divorce his wife
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This note was uploaded on 03/15/2009 for the course HST 106 taught by Professor Unknown during the Spring '09 term at Oregon State.

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10.16-10.18 - Gender relationships in the non-west world 1...

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