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Treatment of women in religion; influence of Baha'i teachings in raising awareness about the plight of women and transforming attitudes across the globe; role of linguistic biases in degrading their status; role of wisdom in achieving gender equality.
Presented at the Irfan Colloquia Session #125, Acuto, Italy (2014). Mirrored with permission from'ani_women.

Women and Wisdom in Scripture

by Baharieh Rouhani Ma'ani

published in Lights of Irfan, 16, pages 93-122
Wilmette: Haj Mehdi Armand Colloquium, 2015
Abstract: In this paper the treatment of women in religion, the direct and indirect influence of the Babi and Bahá’í Faiths in raising awareness about women’s plight and transforming attitudes towards them across the globe, the role of linguistic biases in degrading women’s status, the role of wisdom in preparing the ground for gender equality, and finally the need for vigilance to prevent past shortcomings from infiltrating our way of thinking and behaving will be discussed.
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