Misogyny, the hatred of women may be the the world's oldest prejudice
and is strongly tied to the Old Testament and the New Testament.
Misogyny may be phallogocentric and homoerotic at its root.
Misogyny functions as an ideology or belief system that has accompanied
patriarchal, or male-dominated societies for thousands of years and continues
to place women in subordinate positions with limited access to power
and decision making.
Nearly all religions are misogynistic.
In Judaism and Christianity the
following biblical quotes support misogyny.
- Genesis 2:18
- The LORD God said, "It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make
a helper suitable for him."
- Genesis 2:22
- Then the LORD God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man,
and he brought her to the man.
- 1 Corinthians 11:8-9
- For man is not of the woman; but the woman of the man.
Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man.
- 1 Timothy 2:12-15
- But I do not allow a woman to teach or exercise authority over a man,
but to remain quiet. For it was Adam who was first created, and then Eve.
And it was not Adam who was deceived, but the woman being deceived, fell
into transgression. But women will be preserved through the bearing of
children if they continue in faith and love and sanctity with
Under Islam, misogyny is raised to an absurd
level as can be seen by the burqas.
- Sura 2:282
- Call in two male witnesses from among you, but if two men cannot
be found, then one man and two women whom you judge fit to act
- Sura 4:34
- Men have authority over women because God has made the one superior
to the other, and because they spend their wealth to maintain them.
Good women are obedient. They guard their unseen parts because God has
guarded them. As for those from whom you fear disobedience, admonish them
and forsake them in beds apart, and beat them.
Islam seems to think that every woman must belong to some man as his
absolute property, either as a child, a wife or a concubine.
We see pictures or watch videos of women covered in burqas or veils in
Muslim countries and find them repugnant.
The burqa is the Islamic Cloak of Death.
The word slut is used to describe a woman who has the morals of a man.