Gender Roles in Ancient Philosophy and Religion
An analysis of gender roles in the Old Testament story of 'Genesis' and "The Politics" by Aristotle and how these roles were explained and justified.
# 90535 | 900 words | 1 source | 2006 |
Published on Dec 01, 2006 in Philosophy (Ancient Greek) , English (Analysis) , Religion and Theology (General) , Women Studies (General) , Gender and Sexuality (General)
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Societies spend a great deal of time trying to explain and justify the gender roles that exist within them. The works of theologians and philosophers in particular are used to explain the gender roles within a society and justify their existence. This essay examines two particularly influential works. These works are "The Politics" by Aristotle and the Old Testament story of "Genesis". Although these works were written within a different cultural and temporal context, both works provide similar explanations and justifications for the superiority of men and the inferiority of women.
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