The debate about governance and equality has been going on for a long time, with a particular focus on the rights and roles of women compared to those of males.
On the one hand, the notion that males have traditionally mistreated women has a rich biological and psychological history. On the other side, it might be claimed that men’s lack of understanding of women is why women are oppressed.
The second statement is more upbeat. After all, it places some optimism in the power of education and persuasion to change the situation. In contrast, the first statement is pessimistic because it implies that the condition cannot be changed.
Beyond gender roles, several social institutions have made empty promises of equality and democracy. The result has been a long line of lies that expand the equality gap even further.
A female figure named Folly is employed in Desiderius Erasmus’ comedy In Praise of Folly to highlight the inconsistencies and flaws in the behavior of church officials following the institutionalization of Christianity. The book In Praise of Folly addresses several important topics, including the efficacy of saints, the efficacy of indulgences and their purchasers, the role of priests in popularizing saints and indulgences, the debates held by scholastic theologians, and the monks’ activities in comparison to Christ’s teachings.
On the other side, utopia is an attempt to picture a society in which everyone will be treated equally, where items will be shared in public, and where everyone will have access to freedom. In this new society, it is anticipated that everyone will be content with their lot in life and that common property ownership will finally result in abundance.
The first section of the two works describes a society with rigid requirements for obtaining happiness. It is expected that everyone will be treated equally and that gender distinction won’t exist.
The two works also denounced the dependence on professors as the most qualified candidates for government roles. Erasmus, for instance, views philosophers as ridiculous, incompetent, and self-congratulatory to be able to rule any form of the province in a book.
Folly contends that in this situation, because philosophers and theologians tend to be reserved and somber, their personalities and actions do not enhance social gatherings.
Folly’s praise provides a clear picture of the humanistic changes and their impacts on society. This serves as a deterrent to reform and sheds light on life’s ongoing issues.
More importantly, the author is determined to draw attention to the issues with institutionalized changes, such as the situation where Christians are led astray by false information and are led astray by the truth.