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Dlaczego Bóg Nienawidzi Kobiet?

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Poruszająca książka o drastycznych przypadkach stosowania przemocy fizycznej i psychicznej wobec kobiet, żyjących w społeczeństwie patriarchalnym, szczególnie tam, gdzie zasady i normy religijne stały się prawem kulturowym.

W powszechnej świadomości religia kojarzy się ze współczuciem, sprawiedliwością i miłosierdziem. Benson i Stangroom udowadniają, że to jedynie teoria,
Paperback, 248 pages
Published March 2011 (first published May 21st 2009)
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Aug 03, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
... Yes. Yes, He does.

Growing up in a fundamentalist religion, this book explains perfectly, succinctly, how I was made to feel inferior for simply being born the lesser gender, and how the (male) religious authorities cover it up with such terms as "gender difference", "true femininity", and the worst of all, "complementarity", while exploring how and why we allow, protect, and enable religion to be used as a tool for sexism and misogyny when we would never allow it from any other institution o
Jan 21, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nonfiction, atheist
While I enjoyed the topic and information included in Does God Hate Women, if found the structure of the chapters and information to be a little confusing at times. Reading the book reminded me of conversations I've had with friends, where information and stories are brought up when they are thought of, sometimes to the point of losing the proceeding topic. The chapters, though titled as specific topics, seemed to all bleed together, not creating a good division of the points supporting the auth ...more
The moment I started this book I couldn't put it down though it made me angry. I think every woman who believes their god love them should read this book. I know it is not the gods but the men who created them who hate women but still it is a sick world we live in.
Mwanabibi Sikamo
Aug 06, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
It was a real struggle reading this book. I expected to find a critique of religion and its role in the oppression of women. There was some of that but on the whole it felt like a Daily Mail style rant about the evils of Islam (I can only think of Fox as a possible example of the same thing in the US). There was very little discussion of other religions which do justify the oppression of women, albeit in more subtle but equally effective ways. The authors seemed to advocate the idea of shocking ...more
Aug 26, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The authors present religion as the last socially acceptable voice for prejudices no longer countenanced from secular sources, and particularly a stronghold of domination of and discrimination against women. Many examples are given of the pernicious, sometimes horrifying impact of religious authority today on the lives of women. Arguing persuasively that religions in practice have not been about love or compassion but about authorizing and justifying those in power staying in power, the authors ...more
Tarryn McKay
Mar 02, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Women of faith
If you read this book and are not left a feminist atheist, you're dead from the neck up. Highly recommend this to any woman who thinks raising her daughters in any religion is a good, noble thing. It's not. Really, it's not.

This book took me nearly a year to read, as I was unbelievably angry from the first page, I couldn't read it for a while. The case histories are so atrocious, but essential to illustrate the point - no easy reading, this little book. However, if you can try to be dispassionat
Jul 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: secularism
A strong condemnation of religion, with a particular emphasis on oppression of women. There is a lot of ground that is covered well in other books, but I found several aspects that were different, noteworthy, and enlightening. One was the cogent argument against the absolutist approach of religious apologists, in which they claim in essence that religion should get none of the blame for various problems. Another is a strong discussion of the intertwining of religion and culture. Yet another was ...more
Oct 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: popularnonaukowe
Lektura obowiązkowa. Książka nie o tym, dlaczego religia, ta, konkretna, czy jakaś uogólniona, uniwersalna, nienawidzi kobiet, bo tak jak społeczeństwo czy rodzina, religia nie ma mózgu ani statusu podmiotu, by móc nienawidzić kogokolwiek, ale o tym, w jaki sposób na całym świecie używa się religii jak alibi dla mężczyzn, którzy nienawidzą kobiet. Książka w formie opracowań naukowych, która jest zawołaniem o racjonalne myślenie i krytyczne podejście do wszystkiego, co jest "od zawsze" i co wydaj ...more
Aneta Jackowska-Musiol
Oct 15, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favourites
Tremendous discourse about religion and it's role to underestimate woman. Examples at the beginning of the book are making people think if this is really happening - but it is, as I write this words! Very brave book, not easy, but wise and the one that can make difference.
Cachet O'dell
Nov 07, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is an emotional account of women who are discriminated against in various countries today (true stories). It is an eye opener. If you do not mind some gory details, I would recommend this book any day.
Jul 27, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The book opens up with great insight and points you squarely in the area to see the reality of oppression. The spin was on top, and hit to the core.
Oct 13, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This person is a non-skeptic witch hunter, part of the failed (for good reason!) A+ (bowel?) movement; don't be fooled.
Victor Manuel
Nov 13, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
God as an expression of male chauvinism does hate Why women accept this?
Mar 16, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I couldn't finish this. Way too depressing. Maybe the ending had some hope in it?
Aug 01, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pretty good.
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Ophelia Benson is co-author (with Jeremy Stangroom) of The Dictionary of Fashionable Nonsense: A Guide for Edgy People, Why Truth Matters, and Does God Hate Women?, and the editor of the website Butterflies and Wheels and Deputy Editor of The Philosophers' Magazine. She writes a monthly column for the online version of the magazine. She wrote formerly under the pen name "Kassandra."
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