“Bible” and “sexism” in the same sentence?!?!



In the Bible, Eve was created solely to please Adam, she was created for him and was there to please him. I find it somewhat bizarre that one of the world’s most infamous religions, Christianity, can support a sexist way of life. More times than not, when a women gets married to a man, they are expected to serve and please the man on hand and foot. They are supposed to do whatever the man asks of them, no questions asked. They wait on their MEN hand and foot day in and day out.

Many women are in bad relationships but tend to stay in them because of their religion. One can see how this might lead to domestic abuse for someone.

I have been living in the South for three years now and I have seen this relationship dynamic way too much. The Bible has single handedly brainwashed the individuals who read it and live by it, into creating a power structure and creating the idea that women’s sole purpose on this earth is to serve man, which is obviously not the case.

The United States Pledge of Allegiance states that this nation was founded “under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all”. It seems like God and the Bible are equally sexist.


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2 thoughts on ““Bible” and “sexism” in the same sentence?!?!

  1. I’m curious – are you blaming a book or the people who use it? While I believe that books can and do change the world, that cannot happen without the people who read and interpret them. Also, are you taking the Bible as a whole or referring specifically to the Old Testament?


  2. I think there needs to be a distinction between the Bible as the root cause of sexist behavior or if it’s instead how certain passages are interpreted. I can say that there is a lot of non-sexist language in the Bible as well, specifically in the gospel of Luke where many women in power are talked about. There are interpretations, and literal forgeries (scholarly accepted) that exist in the Bible that promote sexism so I don’t necessarily think that the book is fully to blame. Similar to Diana Prince above me I think that cultural interpretations are the cause in a book that contradicts in many issues, it is the readers job to see that I think, or maybe readers should not use an ancient book to define their lifestyles? Regardless I think the way people want to see the Bible is a bigger problem than the Bible itself.


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