Women’s Rights

Christianity has been, and still is, frequently misused. Take this fourth century quote from St. Jerome, for example: Woman is the root of all evil.
And here also is an example described by Sue Lloyd Roberts in her book The War on Women: in the thirteenth century, Canon law legitimized the idea of incarcerating women who’d ‘abandoned the marriage bed’. Such women, no matter their reason, were regarded as sinful and sentenced (by men) to perform perpetual penance. This law regained popularity in the nineteenth century, as an ideal method of providing slave labour when the majority of the vast laundries were built in Ireland and England. Surely, the corruption of religion by the wealthy, to gain greater wealth, must be one of the worst sins of all.