What have affected most societies around the world today , religion or sexism ?
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Exodus 21:3-4 Says that if a male slave is given a wife by his master (regardless of how long they are wed, how much they love each other or if they have kids) he can not leave servanthood with his wife or children. The woman and children are merely property of the master and their personal happiness or sanctity of family doesn’t matter.
Genesis 3:16 Says that all women must suffer great pains during child birth due to Eve eating the fruit of knowledge.
Genesis 19:8 Tells of a man named Lot who offers his daughters to a crowd of would be angel rapers. Later, Lot impregnates his own daughters after God kills his wife for simply looking back at the remains of her city.
Leviticus 12:1-8 Explains that a woman has to be purified after giving birth because she is “unclean”. It goes on to say that birthing a male is cleaner then birthing a female, hence a mother must purify TWICE as long when having a daughter. This is BLATANT sexism from the point of birth. A woman is dirty simply for being a woman; this is obviously very biased and chauvinistic.
Leviticus 27:3-7 God places a dollar value on human life; with women worth less than men.
Numbers 30:3-16 A woman can’t make a vow unless her husband allows it.
Deuteronomy 25:11-12 Says that we must cut off a woman’s hand if she touches the “secrets” of a man who is fighting with her husband…“And thine eye shall not pity her.” Once again, there is no punishment for the man she touched, only the woman.
Let's not forget Islam - -
Yusuf Ali translation: Men are the protectors and maintainers of women, because Allah has given the one more (strength) than the other, and because they support them from their means. Therefore the righteous women are devoutly obedient, and guard in (the husband's) absence what Allah would have them guard. As to those women on whose part ye fear disloyalty and ill-conduct, admonish them (first), (Next), refuse to share their beds, (And last) beat them (lightly); but if they return to obedience, seek not against them Means (of annoyance): For Allah is Most High, great (above you all).
How can sexism be worse then this?
The religious talk out of both corners of their mouth. Jesus is said to be a prominent figure for the Christians. Jesus can't really be described as an aggressive, angry, selfish, greedy ,pussy grabbing, highly competitive macho man -most men aren't either- females typically possess the characteristics that are most likely to describe Jesus, but Christianity bashes the female and lowers her to the level of chattel.
For some people religion is worse and others sexism is. I would imagine many women would be more likely to take issue with sexism. I have more problems with religion. I would guess sexism is a larger problem since gender discrimination still is rampant. It would be interesting to compare statistics to gain some insight as to how much they both actually effect people’s lives.