Today’s society is extremely controversial. It’s almost as if everything can be debated and pulled in a different direction. Religion is an issue that we will always come back to. No matter how different we are, we all face the same social issues such as the role of women, abortion, homosexuality, marriage, getting a divorce, or even just staying single. However, depending on our religious stand, we face these adversities differently. Whether we are Jews; Muslims; Hindus or Christians, these social issues will forever play a huge part in our lives. The role of women is similar in most of these religions. They all believe that the woman is what keeps the household “together”. In Judaism and Christianity a women’s first priority is to be a good wife and mother. In the bible it says that “Wives, submit to your husband’s as to the Lord. Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loves his church and gave himself to her” (5 Ephesians. 5:22, 5:25 King James Version). In order to be happy the wife shall make her husband happy first, and the same goes for the man if he wants to be happy then he shall make her happy.
The women in Judaism are trying to make a bigger name for them in today’s world. These women are not only respected but they want to be known. Muslims view their women as property. The Quran says “your wives are a tilth (cultivated land) for you, so go into your tilth when you like and send beforehand for yourselves” (2 Shaker. 2:223 Quran). In Islamic religion, the man controls the women. She has no say or power over anything. She is considered property. Today’s society has changed a great deal and many women today would never accept a man being and having full control over them. Muslims do not respect their women and they treat them like property not as humans. Hindus believe that a woman should always be protected by a man. A women in this culture/religion should always speak quiet, act extremely lady like. The roles of women
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