The topic I choose for this paper was the way religion plays into gender construct and norms. My professor mentioned to focus my paper around a question such as: “Why did Christian Europe begin to devalue the role of women in society during the early modern era?” or the topic of Amy Coney Barrett, who is a devout Catholic, as well as a high achieving women ascending to one of the most powerful position in the country (a Supreme Court justice) and what her religious views could mean for women’s rights. In this paper I must discuss existing literature which pertains to the topic, as well as present my own ideas and feelings regarding the subject matter. Popular websites like Buzzfeed do not count as references. You MUST incorporate at least 5 outside sources such as scholarly articles and journals.