Most of us have been brought up in a Judeo Christian tradition, where the bible has been used to shape our way of thinking and culture. The following verses have had a huge influence on the way the two genders have been treated, and are expected to behave:
And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;
And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.
And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.
And the rest, as they say, is history. But there’s more, read on …