My topic - Gender

Religions - Buddism and Muslims


A problem that is deeply embedded within our modern society is the inequalty of men and women in two major religions buddism and islam. You will learn about the inequalities of gender in those religions and what they believe each genders rights are. you should care about this because no matter what gender you are or religion it has an impact in you. your mother is a women and women in the islamic religion are not treated the same way as men.

Source/ Quote#1
In Iraq, Libya, Jordan, Morocco, Oman and Yemen, married women must have their husband’s written permission to travel abroad, and they may be prevented from doing so for any reason.

My analysis of Quote #1:
The inequality in those countries is extreme. Women should have the right to leave the country without the person of there husbands, they own there selfs and should be able to do what ever they want. just because they are not as strong or have the same physical future they should still be treated the same way. just because they have a vagina and breast does not make them less than men.

Source/Quote #2
Although the Qur'an views women and men to be equal in human dignity, this spiritual or ethical equality has not been reflected in most Muslim laws. For example, women do not have equal rights to make independent decisions about choice of (marriage) partner, getting a divorce and custody of their children.

My analysis of Quote #2
Women in the sacred book for muslims the koran are not allowed to do anything pretty much with out permission of a male figure in there life. the inequality between both genders is very noticeable. women are seen as in human dignity but other than that they dont get much respect and are seen as somthing lower than men. they dont get to have the same rights

source/ Quote #3
Gender equality in Buddhism has been a topic of much scholarship in the last thirty years. According to early textual accounts, the Buddha's own stepmother approached him along with a group of women, asking to join his group; when he refused, they shaved their heads, put on robes, and followed the Buddha anyway. Ananda, one of his trusted followers, interceded with the Buddha on the women's behalf, repeating the request that they be allowed to join several times. While the Buddha finally did agree, the texts state that he imposed extra regulations that placed the women in an inferior position to the men, and predicted that this would shorten considerably the amount of time that his teachings would be remembered.

My analysis on Quote #3
Women in the the Buddhist religion are seen as equal and the mother of the Buddhist. Buddha did not want women to be seen as less than men he wanted to see them as equal. He made regulations to make sure that they were kept seen as equal and treated the same way as men.

I noticed that in buddism cared about women and were seen as equal in there religion. But in the islamic religion women are seen as less and dont have the same amount of rights as men. There is injustice in the islamic religion and even though it says it in the sacred book the Quran but not everyone thinks like that.