Agata C. Amato Mangiameli

Religion and Gender Discrimination

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Keywords: Female Mystics, Religion and Woman, Gender Discrimination.

Is religion the root of female oppression? Is gender discrimination a prerogative of religion, or does it also characterize philosophy, cultural circles and academies? In order to answer such questions, the author underlines how female mysticism has been misunderstood and misjudged by many pious and enlightened persons. In particular, women's writings have often been ignored. As a matter of fact, humanity has always been affected by misogyny. That is why, women have been confined and treated as if their style of thinking and writing were a minor or a different style. According to the author, female thinking may be the turning point in developing our culture; it could offer a great help in rethinking law, politics and religion.

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