Anna Katherine Mahoney, Kayden Grace Rothery, Jeslyn Mara Singson, Grace Marie Smolak


Presentation: 3:00-4:15, Kennedy Union Ballroom



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This study explores how Christianity, Judaism, and Islam create perceptions about and enforce roles for women in society. The purpose was to discover how women are traditionally viewed and how gender roles play a part in these religions. Our review of relevant articles in psychology, sociology, and anthropology, revealed a significant difference in the roles that men and women play. Women face a plethora of oppression, challenges, and disadvantages in comparison to men. We found that historical traditions and practices are a major influence in why women are treated this way. While there has been a lot of progression in women's roles in society in general, there is still much work to be done in religious contexts. The traditions of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam limit the roles of women, and there needs to be more progression in these religions.

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Project Designation

Course Project - SSC 200 H5

Primary Advisor

Laura M. Leming

Primary Advisor's Department

Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work


Stander Symposium, College of Arts and Sciences

Institutional Learning Goals

Scholarship; Faith; Critical Evaluation of Our Times

The Perception and Roles of Women in Christianity, Judaism, and Islam