religion and gender

Religious systems influence social roles and are intertwined with gender in a fundamental way. Concepts and representations of the body and clothing, power hierarchies based on gender differences, regulation of sexuality and of reproduction, and family structures are some examples of the interaction between sex, gender and religion. At the same time, religious and theological reflections can motivate emancipation processes and lead to subversion of gender roles within a religion or even in society. Furthermore, gender perspectives in religious fields stimulate a systematic reflection on the construction of a discipline like the study of religion in which gender equality is far from being realised.



visuality, media and religion
religion and film
religion, place and space