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All of the major world religions deprecate women to some degree. This page archives texts which relate specifically to women and religion from a female perspective. This includes historic feminist texts on the topic, texts about Goddess-oriented sprituality and Amazons, as well as texts from otherwise male-dominated religions in the same vein. As might be expected, there are far fewer of these than might be desired.
The Subjection of Women by John Stuart Mill.  264,4077 bytes
Clothed With The Sun by Anna Kingsford 
The Garden of Eden; or The Paradise Lost & Found by Victoria Claflin Woodhull 
Woman, Church, and State by Matilda Joslyn Gage 
The Woman's Bible by Elizabeth Cady Stanton. 
Woman and the New Race by Margaret Sanger. 
Roe v. Wade US Supreme Court Decision 
Women Warriors and Heroines
Religious Cults Associated with the Amazons by Florence Mary Bennett. 
Lives of the Greek Heroines by Louisa Menzies 
Hawaiian Legends of Volcanoes Read about the powerful Hawaiian Fire Goddess Pele, who lives in a volcano and surfs on lava. A old Hawaiian saying: "never mistreat an old woman, she might be Pele in disguise".
Hymn to Demeter Classical Pagan
The Poems of Sappho Classical Pagan; particularly her Hymn to Aphrodite
Descent of Ishtar into the Lower World. Ancient Near East
Aradia, or the Gospel of the Witches Late European Wiccan
Hymn to the All-Mother Aztec
The Devî Gita
The Hindu religion is one of the only major world religions other than Neopaganism which today worships Goddesses. In this insightful text the Goddess (the Devî) describes her nature and means of devotion to her.
The S'rîmad Devî Bhâgawatam
The full text of the work which contains the Devî Gita is also available at this site.
Hymn to the Goddess of Dawn Hindu
The Hopi Origin Myth The Goddess Huruing Wuhti co-creates the world with the Sun God. Hopi
The Book of the Goddess 
Myths and Legends of Crete and Pre-Hellenic Europe. The ancient Minoans of Crete are believed by many to have been Goddess worshippers.
A review of traditional stereotypical views of women. Donated by Eliza Fegley at sacredspiral.com.
Shaker Documents. The Shakers, a unique 19th Century American Christian group founded by Ann Lee, believed that God has both male and female aspects.
The Kabbalah Unveiled Jewish mysticism is much more balanced in its treatment of male/female dualities than 'mainstream' Judeo-Christian thought. For instance, see this chapter. This translation of the Zohar by S.L. MacGregor Mathers is dedicated to Anna Kingsford and Edward Maitland, the author and editor respectively of Clothed with the Sun (above).
Artist: Jean Delvillle .