Roles Of Women By Domestic, Religious, And Educational Standards

1470 Words Mar 24th, 2016 6 Pages
For years women have been subjected to prejudice and been forced to reside in the shadow of their male counterparts, leaving many of their notable actions neglected and underappreciated. However, the roles of women by domestic, religious, and educational standards in both Judaism and Islam have shown significant advances throughout the centuries. Despite the differences between these religions and their individual beliefs, women appear to be granted similar roles and responsibilities under Jewish and Islamic law. With regards to the domestic duties of women, it is evident that both faiths assign the stereotypical expectations of females. It appears that followers of both Judaism and Islam often believe that the primary obligation of women within the household is to act as obedient wives and mothers. The similarity of the roles of women within these two faiths, extend to their religious duties. Although the Qur’an encourages the same religious duties between men and women, this idea often gets lost in interpretation, therefore resulting in similar treatment of women as Judaism and the exclusion of females from specific religious activities. In the early stages of both Judaism and Islam, women were often deprived from formal education. This issue has shown insignificant progression, and in modern society both Jewish and Muslim men often discourage the education of women. The roles of women in specific religious societies can vary drastically, depending on the religion itself,…

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