Gender Bias in Religion

The Weaker Vessel

Man pontificates: “God created women as the weaker vessel, inferior to men.”

But history shows that God made women capable of doing anything men can do from soldiering to research, from exploration to poetry, from medicine to the arts … why would God bless a creature intended to be inferior with such superior abilities?

Man replies not that he was wrong, but that, “The ways of God are a mystery.”

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Margaret Atwood’s popular dystopian novel The Handmaid’s Tale explores a broad range of issues relating to power, gender, and religious politics.
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