androcentric fallacy

The androcentric fallacy draws attention to the extreme distortions which result in life and imagination when only, or predominantly, masculine language and images are used. This cannot be corrected by using non-sexist language, or by adding ‘sisters’ to ‘brothers’ and ‘mothers’ to ‘fathers’. Feminist theology is not limited to the Christian tradition. Jewish and Islamic feminist theologians also examine the patriarchal assumptions that support the subordination and oppression of women

Feminist theology – Encyclopedia of Science and Religion,


Adam and Eve – Lucas Cranach the Elder 1528, The Creation of Adam – Michelangelo 1511