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Old 08 June 2007, 10:48 PM
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Originally Posted by EricB View Post
Aren't most major religions relatively mysoginistic (mostly as a reflection of the systems of authority they were coded in)?
You have to ask whether the religion itself is misogynistic, or the moral code built around the religion is misogynistic. Not all religions dictate a moral code directly a la Ten Commandments. For example, Hinduism and Buddhism both teach philosophy, and do not dictate morality. Society has taken that philosophy and built a moral code around it. The core philosophy itself isn't misogynistic, but the society built on top of turned out to be deeply misogynistic. I guess the religions are partially at fault for allowing misogyny to develop
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