Many people, especially us Texans, are very familiar with Mark Cuban, but the owner of the Mavericks and investor on the show Shark Tank (among many other things) rarely discusses his interests outside of sports and business, so I figured I’d ask him.
Although unknown, the author of the Gospel of Mark was almost undoubtedly a male, just like the rest of Biblical authors are assumed to be. By using the feminist method of Biblical criticism, we can closely examine how the author, both explicitly and implicitly, views women. Living in an extremely patriarchal society, the author clearly displays the sexism that was so common in the era, and so common throughout the Bible itself. This negative view of women is especially exposed in the passage of Mark 7:24-30, in which Jesus interacts with a Syrophoenician Gentile woman.