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Unformatted text preview: • • • IReligiOn as a Woman's "Calling" During the mid to late 19th cent, many stereotypes familiar to us today became the norm I . Womm subservieot- men tough 2. Husbends cuss, drink, work. - women 'PIict, teetotaler, stay at horne 3. Men ignore religion - women take kids to church As has been stated,womencontrolled the moral life of the home and wen: the rc.ligioul leaders Began to question why the were not allowed ecuve ministerial roles in public sphere Also, women began wondering about work outsidcthcbomc This new wort tended to be in the area of religious "charity" (shelters, food pantries, etc.) and social reform Anti-slavery, prohibition, and ~.oting rights all, to It degree came out of this movement - a move from the domestic 10 the public sphere The \Vomen'lI Quistian Temperance Union slogan W L'!, "Make the whole world homelike- but home is DOt just 4 walls" • The role was self·Sll(:rifice- "true womanhood" • Bernard O'RdUy WToIc, "A woman's el1tire existeece, in order to be I source ofhappines$ to others as well as; tc herself must be one of self-sacrifice" New-Age, Neo-Paganism & Eco-Spirituality ! INTRODUCTORY CONSIDERATIONS &- D:gfINITION~: J I Religion-I?...
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- Spring '11
- public sphere, Neopaganism, I. Womm subservieot