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1

Men and women are not equal

found in Plato, Aristotle, Augustine and Aquinas. Women perceived as weaker, less rational, more compassionate yet inferior to men

2

The essentialist view

there are distinctive feminine and masculine features that are intrinsic. Women and men are equal but different.

3

The existential view

gender characteristics due to socialisation not innate masculine or feminine features. Simone de Beauvoir argues that women are born without gender, so one, 'becomes a woman' through conscious choices

4

women are superior to men

Mary Daly argues that women 's abilities and knowledge are superior; a society governed by women would be more peaceful and better for the environment

5

Genesis ch2-3

woman was created second and from Adams rib, was tempted first and led Adam astray

6

Genesis 3:16

'desire for your husband and he shall rule over you'

7

Ephesians 5:22-23

'wives be subject to your husbands' - sees the husband as the head of the household and his wife should submit to his authority

8

Galatians 3:27-28

'there is no longer..... male or female; for all are one in christ'