Man's Dominion: The Rise of Religion and the Eclipse of Women's Rights

Man s Dominion The Rise of Religion and the Eclipse of Women s Rights In this feminist critique of the politics of religion Sheila Jeffreys argues that the renewed rise of religion is harmful to women s human rights The book seeks to rekindle the criticism of religion

  • Title: Man's Dominion: The Rise of Religion and the Eclipse of Women's Rights
  • Author: Sheila Jeffreys
  • ISBN: 9780415596749
  • Page: 293
  • Format: Paperback
  • In this feminist critique of the politics of religion, Sheila Jeffreys argues that the renewed rise of religion is harmful to women s human rights The book seeks to rekindle the criticism of religion as the founding ideology of patriarchy.Focusing on the three monotheistic religions Judaism, Christianity and Islam, this book examines common anti women attitudes such as In this feminist critique of the politics of religion, Sheila Jeffreys argues that the renewed rise of religion is harmful to women s human rights The book seeks to rekindle the criticism of religion as the founding ideology of patriarchy.Focusing on the three monotheistic religions Judaism, Christianity and Islam, this book examines common anti women attitudes such as male headship , impurity of women, the need to control women s bodies, and their modern manifestations in multicultural Western states It points to the incorporation of religious law into legal systems, faith schools, and campaigns led by Christian and Islamic organisations against women s rights at the U.N and explains how religious rights threaten to subvert women s rights Including highly topical chapters on the burka and the covering of women, and polygamy, this text questions the ideology of multiculturalism which shields religion from criticism by demanding respect for culture and faith, whilst ignoring the harm that women suffer from religion.Man s Dominion is an incisive and polemic text that will be of interest to students of gender studies, religion, and politics.

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    1. I've read excerpts from this, and Jeffrey's approach to the material betrays a general ignorance of the subject at hand. She has imbibed deeply from the well of modern "popular" history which presents the past as we choose to believe it happened, rather than as it actually happened. This is a common failing in the liberal arts and soft sciences and many of us wind up serving as corrective influences as a result. Based on what I've read, Jeffreys seems entirely unaware of the fact that part of th [...]

    2. Religion has much for which to answer, and its treatment of women is one of the most insidious issues. Jeffreys probes why this is the case. For a fuller review, please see Sects and Violence in the Ancient World.

    3. This woman seriously needs a better editor, but other than that, perfection. Ruthlessly logical and impeccably researched - i.e business as usual for Sheila Jeffreys.

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