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Surname: 1 Name: Instructor: Course Date: RESPONSES TO QUESTION 1, 2, 3 & 4 Question two Although religions argue that men and women are equal, gender inequality within the same religions is too loud to ignore. For example, considering that many religions are androcentric, men take the lead in most religious areas, which defines women as inferior. Also, considering that ever since time immemorial, the religion portrays God as a masculine figure. Women are, therefore, subject to masculine authority ( Kimmel, 238). To stop religions from perpetuating gender inequality, a perceived tradition that defines men as superior should be ignored and replaced with defined approaches that view both genders as equally able and important. For instance, considering the teaching of Jesus, one can ascertain that his mission was salvation for all; thus, his treat for men and women was equal ( Kimmel, 238). Such an approach should be embraced by the current religions which to enhance appreciation for both genders. St. Paul’s epistle to the Ephesians states that “let the wives be subject to their husband as to the lord” ( Kimmel, 239). Such an ancient sentiment serves as a guide on how religions are led. Thus, a woman remains subject to masculine orders limiting them to express their abilities, which call for religions to abandon the old ways of doing things and embrace the
approaches that Jesus expressed in his teachings. A good example is when a religion adjusts its religious responsibility policies to accommodate women like catholic having male fathers and female nuns, protestant having female priests, allowing both genders to feel appreciated and recognized. Proper interpretation of the written text in the bible, Quran, and other religious guidelines is essential to realize gender equality.

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