Title

Christian Fundamentalism: Patriarchy, Sexuality, and Human Rights

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

2012

Department

Sociology

Language

English

Publication Title

Women: Images and Realities: A Multicultural Anthology

Abstract

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (Universal Declaration) adopted by the United Nations (UN) proclaims that "all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights," yet women's freedom, dignity, and equality are persistently compromised by law, custom, and religious tradition in ways that men's are not. This essay focuses on Christian fundamentalism and patriarchy, and how they interactively help shape and rationalize both cultural views and social policy related to gender, sexuality, health, reproductive choice, and violence against women and girls.

Comments

Published as:
Rose, Susan D. "Christian Fundamentalism: Patriarchy, Sexuality, and Human Rights." In Women: Images and Realities: A Multicultural Anthology, 5th ed., edited by Suzanne Kelly, Gowri Parameswaran, and Nancy Schniedewind, 287-95. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2012.

Originally published as:
Rose, Susan D. "Christian Fundamentalism: Patriarchy, Sexuality, and Human Rights." In Religious Fundamentalisms and the Human Rights of Women, edited by Courtney W. Howland, 9-20. NY: St. Martin's Press, 1999.

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