It's unfair to blame the inequality between genders on the Bible. It happens in almost every religion, non-religion and culture. Some are worst than what was depicted in the Bible such as the killing of female fetus and burning of widows when their husbands died. Even in rare female dominated culture in which females are the head of the family, equality between genders fare no better. There is even an article that claims female dominated societies are violent:
I am in support of equal treatment of gender but we must bear in mind that there can never be absolute equality based on the physical and chemical differences between male and female. God have well-defined roles for male and female based on our natural physical and chemical differences e.g. breasts for female, beard for male etc. And obviously, someone have to be the leader and bear the responsibility of leadership. Imagine how to run USA with 2 presidents. And of course some men abuse the power of leadership on society and women. BTW, are female presidents and prime ministers better than males? I see no better.
Sad to say, brute strength in which males tend to be stronger than females is probably one of the main factors that contributed to the perception of the inferiority of women and the superiority of men. Looking at animals 'societies (including early humans as well), male tends to be the leader of the tribes and this is mainly due to brute strength which offers protection and survivability in the harsh animal kingdoms. Some good examples are lions and apes. But brute strength is not the main requirement in modern society and therefore the emergence of equality for male and female.
God Blessings to all. Amen.
Last edited by CWH; 09-26-2011 at 02:05 AM.
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