Does God Hate Women? by Ophelia Benson

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<div><b><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman';">An exploration of the role that religion and culture play in the oppression of women </span><br/></b><br /><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman';">Ophelia Benson and Jeremy Stangroom, philosophers and authors, ask probing questions about the way that religion shields the oppression of women from criticism and why many Western liberals, leftists, and feminists have remained largely silent on the subject. <o:p /></span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman';">Throughout the world, a great many women lead lives of misery and sometimes plain horror. They are often considered and treated as the property of men and have few, if any, rights. Such treatment is generally sustained and protected by a combination of religion and culture. <i>Does God Hate Women?</i> explores instances of the oppression of women in the name of religious and cultural norms and how these issues play out both in the community and in the political arena. Drawing on philosophical concerns such as truth, relativism, knowledge, and ethics, Benson and Stangroom assess the current situation and provide a rallying call for a progressive politics that is committed to universal values. <br /></span></div> >

About Ophelia Benson

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Ophelia Benson is editor of, deputy editor of The Philosophers' Magazine and co-author, with Jeremy Stangroom, of Why Truth Matters. She is also a frequent contributor to Free Inquiry. Jeremy Stangroom is co-editor, with Julian Baggini, of The Philosophers' Magazine and co-author of Do You Think What You Think You Think? (Granta, 2006), What Philosophers Think and Great Thinkers A-Z. He and Ophelia Benson are co-authors of Why Truth Matters and The Dictionary of Fashionable Nonsense (Souvenir, 2004).
Published July 21, 2009 by Bloomsbury Academic. 216 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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