By Patrick Love
"How abominable before God is the Empire or Rule of Wicked Woman, yea, of a traitress and bastard." That's the opening of John Knox's 1558 diatribe The First Blast of the Trumpet against the Monstrous Regiment of Women in which he explained that, "To promote a Woman to bear rule, superiority, dominion or empire above any realm, nation or city is
A. Repugnant to nature.
B. Contumely to God.
C. The subversion of good order, of all equity and justice.
(It's not a multiple choice, all these are the correct answer) and that "Woman in her greatest perfection was made to serve and obey man, not to rule and command him."
How much has changed since, and how much do you know about it? Try the quiz to find out. If you'd like some help finding the answers, try the following:
OECD Work on Gender
DAC network on gender equality "the only international forum where experts from development co-operation agencies meet to define common approaches in support of gender equality and women's empowerment."
Social Institutions and Network Index (SIGI) "first launched by the OECD Development Centre in 2009 as a innovative measure of the underlying drivers of gender inequality for over 100 countries. Instead of measuring gender gaps in outcomes such as employment and education, the SIGI instead captures discriminatory social institutions"
You'll learn why the correct answer is correct if that's the one you pick, but you may also learn something from an incorrect choice (other than it's wrong).
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