RLG100Y1 Lecture Notes - Amina Wadud, Quran, Womanism

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Published on 16 Apr 2013
School
UTSG
Department
Religion
Course
RLG100Y1
Professor
February 25, 13
Gender Justice 1
- Phyllis Tribble
- Authority of experience a man cannot force a woman to read a
passage from the bible.
- 439: Listening to self in reading (authority of experience)
Listening to herself It doesn't have to mean what it says it means.
- 440 it doesn't have to mean that Adam was created first a non
gendered earth creature could have been the first brought the
woman to man.
- Look at how she argues certain points.
- If you do this then you have to read them all as masculine.
- 2) the creature is not human forms gradually into a binary what
is more natural than a male? heteronormative. 3) There is no
linguistic marker what is the thing in the text which tells you how
to read it. the linguistic marker is women being in the middle
good argument but it doesn't work (what she says) pokes holes in
her own argument to make it stronger.
- Heteronormative bias which was typical of feminism in this time
in text.
- 441-2: But at the end of the chapter, ha-„adam must be read
generically…. *****REST OF THE SLIDE*****
- Displaced patriarchy‟s claim on the story itself.
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- Judith Plaskow (Created myth assign out of this)
- Authority of experience women as stories symbolize the “yeah
yeah yeah…” – affirming each other‟s experience.
- For women their experience is a sight of knowledge women not
waiting to be told.
- Telling stories to each other.
- Process of coming together and coming to understand each other
- The Woman who represents equality (Lilith)
- The women who represents subservience (Eve)
- The man who holds the power in the Garden (Adam)
- Eve represents equity someone who is comfortable with an
equitable relationship but the possibility of equal dignity.
- The man who holds all the power (G-d).
- Not sure if G-d is the “person” she hopes “him” to be.
- A story of people who talk about power struggle,
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- Ann Holms Redding
- Redding is a Womanist. She uses the words “social location” over
and over,…
- 4 perspectives
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Authority of experience a man cannot force a woman to read a passage from the bible. 439: listening to self in reading (authority of experience) . Listening to herself it doesn"t have to mean what it says it means. 440 it doesn"t have to mean that adam was created first a non gendered earth creature could have been the first brought the woman to man. Look at how she argues certain points. If you do this then you have to read them all as masculine. 3) there is no linguistic marker what is the thing in the text which tells you how to read it. The linguistic marker is women being in the middle good argument but it doesn"t work (what she says) pokes holes in her own argument to make it stronger. Heteronormative bias which was typical of feminism in this time in text. 441-2: but at the end of the chapter, ha- adam must be read generically .

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