Buddhist Studies | Religion | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
The religious traditions that help shape society’s attitudes toward women and also women’s attitudes toward themselves often send mixed messages. The world’s major religions—Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity, Judaism, and Islam—assert that women and men have equal potential, whether for liberation or in the sight of a higher being, but social realities reveal a stark contradiction between rhetoric and reality. Women continue to lack equal representation in social, political, and religious institutions. For many, the failure of the world’s religions to live up to their professed ideals not only exposes their lack of social responsiveness to the needs of human society but is also hypocritical.
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Tsomo, Karma Lekshe PhD, "Gender Equity and Human Rights" (2010). Theology and Religious Studies: Faculty Scholarship. 21.