Since the beginning of life on earth, the female has been the reason why most of the world’s species have come into existence. Without fertility life cannot exist. However, males have come to feel inferior to the female’s power. Males have found ways to fool women into feeling inferior to them. The driving point to males dominance throughout time has been to keep women scared by fear. Religion and cultured aspects of nature have been the main points of inferiority.
Women have fought for equality in society, even up until today’s day in age. The Woman’s Rights Movement, began in 1864 in the United States of America. This movement changed the lives of women. It made women able to vote, and become considered an equal part of society. There are many countries where women must be fully covered, silent, and subordinate to men. This is because males inferiority for the power of women, and their capabilities. Let’s face it testosterone causes most men only to think with their testosterone, brain, or penis. However, the females womb, and estrogen, causes her to use her heart, to nourish the cycle of life through love. Each individual’s chemical balance in their body, depicts their human capabilities, not their sexual organs.
As we take a look through life, religious indoctrination has been the cause of most of humanities oppressions. Woman specifically are have been taught to be of less value than man. Now in today’s society many stigmas for this way of thinking are being destroyed daily. Humanity is begining to realize whether you are male, femal, or transgendar, each individual’s life is of equal value. Woman can play any sport, or do job that a man can. And vice versa. For instance today men can be nurses, and women can be professional football players. People no longer allow gender to determine how great you are, or can be.
Here in the following verse women are cursed with childbirth pain. They are also to be ruled like an animal by man. Yet these are the words of a living “god”, who later in 1Chorinthians says all are one in “his body”.
16 To the woman he said, “I will greatly multiply your pain in childbirth. In pain you will bring forth children. Your desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you.”
Here Lot’s daughters are worth being raped by a mob of men, to save two angels. If “god” is omniscient, omnipotent, and omnipresent, why can’t he save Lot’s daughters, and the angels from being raped by a mob. These scriptures make it ok for Christian men to rape women.
1 The two angels came to Sodom at evening. Lot sat in the gate of Sodom. Lot saw them, and rose up to meet them. He bowed himself with his face to the earth,
2 and he said, “See now, my lords, please turn aside into your servant’s house, stay all night, wash your feet, and you can rise up early, and go on your way.” They said, “No, but we will stay in the street all night.”
3 He urged them greatly, and they came in with him, and entered into his house. He made them a feast, and baked unleavened bread, and they ate.
4 But before they lay down, the men of the city, the men of Sodom, surrounded the house, both young and old, all the people from every quarter.
5 They called to Lot, and said to him, “Where are the men who came in to you this night? Bring them out to us, that we may have sex with them.”
6 Lot went out to them to the door, and shut the door after him.
7 He said, “Please, my brothers, don’t act so wickedly.
8 See now, I have two virgin daughters. Please let me bring them out to you, and you may do to them what seems good to you. Only don’t do anything to these men, because they have come under the shadow of my roof.”
This verse shows how women are property in scripture and not humans. Women are considered by Christians to be worth as much as a donkey, or ox.
17 “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor’s.”
This scripture states it is the job of a female servant, to sexually please her master. Here women are shown as powerless sex objects.
7 “If a man sells his daughter to be a female servant, she shall not go out as the male servants do.
8 If she doesn’t please her master, who has married her to himself, then he shall let her be redeemed. He shall have no right to sell her to a foreign people, seeing he has dealt deceitfully with her.
9 If he marries her to his son, he shall deal with her after the manner of daughters.
10 If he takes another wife to himself, he shall not diminish her food, her clothing, and her marital rights.
11 If he doesn’t do these three things for her, she may go free without paying any money.
These verses a provoke women being slaves, and they may be sold for money. That’s are sexual objects at any mans desire according to scripture.
11 and see among the captives a beautiful woman, and you have a desire to her, and would take her to you as wife;
12 then you shall bring her home to your house; and she shall shave her head, and pare her nails;
13 and she shall put the clothing of her captivity from off her, and shall remain in your house, and bewail her father and her mother a full month: and after that you shall go in to her, and be her husband, and she shall be your wife.
14 It shall be, if you have no delight in her, then you shall let her go where she will; but you shall not sell her at all for money, you shall not deal with her as a slave, because you have humbled her.
These verses make it ok to humiliate women, who are not virgins, even if you can’t prove they are not virgins.
13 If any man takes a wife, and goes in to her, and hates her,
14 and accuses her of shameful things, and brings up an evil name on her, and says, “I took this woman, and when I came near to her, I didn’t find in her the tokens of virginity;”
15 then shall the father of the young lady, and her mother, take and bring forth the tokens of the young lady’s virginity to the elders of the city in the gate;
16 and the young lady’s father shall tell the elders, “I gave my daughter to this man to wife, and he hates her;
17 and behold, he has accused her of shameful things, saying,’I didn’t find in your daughter the tokens of virginity;’ and yet these are the tokens of my daughter’s virginity.” They shall spread the cloth before the elders of the city.
18 The elders of that city shall take the man and chastise him;
28 If a man find a lady who is a virgin, who is not pledged to be married, and lay hold on her, and lie with her, and they be found;
29 then the man who lay with her shall give to the lady’s father fifty shekels of silver, and she shall be his wife, because he has humbled her; he may not put her away all his days.and the man, because he has humbled his neighbor’s wife: so you shall put away the evil from the midst of you.
11 When men strive together one with another, and the wife of the one draws near to deliver her husband out of the hand of him who strikes him, and puts forth her hand, and takes him by the secrets;
12 then you shall cut off her hand, your eye shall have no pity.
“Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. For Adam was first formed, then Eve. And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.”–1 Tim. 2:11-14
But I would have you know that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is the man, and the head of Christ is God.
4 Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonors his head.
5 But every woman praying or prophesying with her head unveiled dishonors her head. For it is one and the same thing as if she were shaved. 1Corinthians
Women in this scripture must be silent in public. They only may talk to their husbands at home. Women must not speak in public.
34 let your wives keep silent in the assemblies, for it has not been permitted for them to speak; but let them be in subjection, as the law also says.
35 If they desire to learn anything, let them ask their own husbands at home, for it is shameful for a woman to chatter in the assembly.
1 Corinthians 11 “Christ is the head of every man, and a husband the head of his wife, and the head of Christ is God.”
1 Corinthians 11:7-9:”For a man is the image and glory of God; but woman is the glory of man. For man did not come from woman, but woman from man; neither was man created for woman but woman for man. For this reason, and because of the angels, the woman ought to have a sign of authority on her head.”
1 Corinthians 14:34-35: “…women should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak, and must be in submission. If they want to inquire about something, they should ask their own husbands at home; because it is disgraceful for a woman to speak in the church.”t
This scripture makes man in charge and women must submit.
Ephesians 5:22-24: “Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife…wives should submit to their husbands in everything.”
After reading all these examples of the holy bible’s scriptures, we find our answer as to why women are oppressed. Any loving “god” should not treat humans like property, out of love. Women are considered property in religious doctrine. Mainly because “god” was created by man, and does not exist. Man wrote the bible, inspired by a “god” that does not even protect his women followers. Woman’s power is supposed to be controlled by man, as if they can not think for themselves. In some countries women are killed for going to school. Today woman are standing up for their freedom, and power. Women are showing men they deserve respect. As time passes and religion fades, women gain more, and more power in the world.