This is an article I found on Gothamist (a NY news blog) about a bus in Brooklyn that is privately owned but publicly operated and it discriminates against women due to the religious community it caters to:
Religion is an interesting topic when it comes to the treatment of women. I was raised in a Jewish household. Growing up, I was always pretty disturbed when my mother would drag me to synagogue over the weekend or for a holiday. Women in the temple were basically instructed to idolize the men and were not even allowed to share the same prayer room. And this was a conservative Jewish setting, I'm sure it's way worse in a Hasidic (the extreme Orthodox) Jewish prayer setting.
To my knowledge, most or all religions discriminate against women. Do you think there's a way to approach the topic of feminism with religious groups without imposing on their rights to lead a religious lifestyle? How can religions move forward with equality among men and women if the texts that determine these religious lifestyles (bible, torah, Quran) cast women as insignificant characters alongside men playing superior lead roles?
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