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Sun May 17, 2015, 05:09 AM

39. My unkind answer to Mrs Eltahawy: not everything is a nail if you have a hammer.

 

Feminism is a good cause, but I'm quite unsure it helps get a sound understanding of religion.

Most religions were devised more than one millenium ago, times not particularly reputed for their active promotion of the equlity of the sexes. Invent an ideology in macho times, and you get an ideology that has macho underpinnings.

Conversely, take recent 'religions' like Scientology or 'New Age' whatever, and, weird as these 'philosophies' still might be, they are not 'about controlling women’s sexuality'.

Lastly -and the inexistent god knows I'm not a fan of that religion- Islam in its beginnings represented a feminist step forward compared too the tribal customs of the time and place, grantting them some rights to divorce and some share of inheritances. Not too much because religions have to retain their male chauvinist status

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