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How are women portrayed through the gender and religious images of Christianity

Many religions are male dominated
Few females start away from being motherly
God created both men and women equally
Bible fails to reflect this


How are women oppressed by religious organisations

Women traditionally had to act as nuns
Professions and religious orders split, so did women and religion
Catholic Church forbids female priests


How are women controlled through religion

Women who don't follow rules are seen as deviant Witches
Should always act caring
Religion played a major part in controlling body, diet and dress


How much do women get involved in the participation of religion

66% of regular Christian churchgoers are female
More likely to be involved in private prayer
God is caring and compassionate