How Christianity Took Place In Women's Lives

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Angelina Grimke Weld in her article states, "Whatever is morally right for a man to do, it is morally right for a woman to do. I recognize no rights but human rights- I know nothing of men's rights and women's rights; for in Christ Jesus, there is neither male nor female." This idea brings about the role of Christianity to the beginnings of feminism/feminist movement. The role of Christianity was a big part of women and men's lives. They would look upon Christ to see what was morally right for them to do or morally wrong for them to do. Christ was their guide to their cultures and behaviors in the world. They felt that whatever they were taught about Christ was the right way. Angelina explained that in Christ's eyes there were no males or females. Meaning that the two were equal, they had no differences in Christ's eyes and so they should have the exact same rights. Many women were not educated and so Christ was what they did know about and so they got all their knowledge of men and women from Christianity. Women looked at how Christ perceived humans and then they were able to see that they were being treated different compared to men. Women's rights that were supposed to be "human" rights were unfair. The men got to get an education and get a job while the woman had to stay at home and raise the children. It was seen as not right if a woman would become educated or get a job. Women knew that it was not fair and so they became feminists. They started to stand up for what they believed in and what Christ taught them was right. They wanted all women to get the same rights and treatment as a man did. They used Christianity to help bring up what was right and what was wrong. They used it to help support there strive for equality between the two sexes. Christianity was a big part of how women began to look at the role of women and men. It supported the beginning of feminism/feminist movement. They looked upon Christianity for there guide to life and they found that men and women should be equal. They believed in it so much that they were able to start standing up for themselves. They wanted a change in men and women's rights and so that is what they have fought for. They will fight until everyone is considered human; there will be no such thing as male or female.


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