ReACTION to the Religious Lies Told to Women
Michele, I agree. This is a universal issue as common as breathing among the majority of human groups. What seems to be at the heart of this issue is the cultural/traditional influences.
For example, today in Bosnia the unemployment rate is high. Some statistics claim that it could be as high as 40%. Do not quote me on this. In addition to that, it is a patriarchal society. Therefore, a lot of women do not work outside of the home. There is, of course, more to this; it is a nuanced issue. The author of the book I mentioned last time, however, unconsciously drew from his cultural, traditional background and claimed that a woman’s only role is as a mother and a wife. Disregarding all the nuances.
What is dangerous about these kinds of misinterpretations and disregard for details? Given the authority that comes with religious texts, or anything linked to religion, some become afraid to question the interpretations. But a little bit of debate and questioning is healthy. Of course, everything in moderation.
Perhaps, Elif, one of the main characters in my book, could say a word or two about this in the next post. . . .