February When we were in junior high school, my friend Rich and I made a map of the school lunch tables according to popularity. This was easy to do, because kids only ate lunch with others of about the same popularity. We graded them from A to E. A tables were full of football players and cheerleaders and so on.
Passages in the Hebrew Scriptures Old Testament that treat women as i nferior to men: How the Hebrew Scriptures Old Testament generally viewed women: Women's behavior was extremely limited in ancient times, much as women are restricted in Saudi Arabia in modern-day times.
Restrictions in ancient Israel included: Unmarried women were not allowed to leave the home of their father without permission. Married women were not allowed to leave the home of their husband, without permission.
They were normally restricted to roles of little or no authority. They could not testify in court. They could not appear in public venues. They were not allowed to talk to strangers.
They had to be doubly veiled when they left their homes. In the first creation story Genesis 1: But in the second creation story, Genesis 2: Realizing that he needed a helper Genesis 2: Finding none suitable, God created Eve out of one of Adam's ribs.
The term "helper" has historically been interpreted as implying an inferior role for Eve, although some modern interpreters believe that the word can mean a companion of equal status.
Adam's role is to be Eve's master. The Modern Language Bible uses "dominate". By implication, all of their descendents are would have the same power imbalance between spouses.
A man could marry literally "become the master of the woman" as often as he desired.
Subsequent men who took multiple wives included: Esau with 3 wives; Jacob: Jehoram, Joash, Ahab, Jeholachin and Belshazzar also had multiple wives. Solomon holds the record.
He had wives of royal birth, as well as concubines! Sarah gave permission to her husband Abraham to engage in sexual intercourse with her maid, Hagar: I pray thee, go in unto my maid; it may be that I may obtain children by her.
The men of Sodom gathered around Lot's house, and asked that he bring his two guests out so that the men can "know" them.
This is frequently interpreted as a desire to gang rape the visitors, although other interpretations are possible. Lot offers his two virgin daughters to be raped instead: He is recorded as saying: Allowing one's daughters to be sexually assaulted by multiple rapists appears to be treated as a minor transgression, because of the low status of the young women.
More details on Genesis A man could simultaneously keep numerous concubines. These were sexual partners of an even lower status than a wife was. As implied in this verse she could be dismissed when no longer needed: Sarah is recorded as saying: Cast out this bondwoman and her son: This is perhaps the most misogynistic pair of chapters in the Bible.
A number of verses describe a woman as the property of her father.
At marriage, her ownership was transferred to her new husband: They were not a hired butler and maid.Essay about The New Deal and the Great Society Words | 5 Pages States History 25 March The New Deal and the Great Society Although the New Deal was established about thirty years before the Great Society was, they both embodied similar characteristics.
The New Deal and the Great Society share the social legacy of making civil rights an important issue in America. During the New Deal, the Fair Labor Standards Act of was passed, which recognized a minimum wage, a forty-hour work week, and abolished child labor (Lawson 44).
The Byzantine Empire, also referred to as the Eastern Roman Empire and Byzantium, was the continuation of the Roman Empire in its eastern provinces during Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages, when its capital city was Constantinople (modern-day Istanbul, which had been founded as Byzantium).It survived the fragmentation and fall of the Western Roman Empire in the 5th century AD and continued .
Back in , the Knight-Ridder newspaper chain began investigating piracy of Dave Barry’s popular column, which was published by the Miami Herald and syndicated widely. A collection of articles about Reporting from The New Yorker, including news, in-depth reporting, commentary, and analysis.
July (This essay is derived from a talk at Oscon ) A few months ago I finished a new book, and in reviews I keep noticing words like "provocative'' and "controversial.''To say nothing of "idiotic.'' I didn't mean to make the book controversial.