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I have a quote in my essay but I don't remember where I got it from, so I need to remove and paraphrase it. Here's my original sentence:

The belief that, as Christian women, queens should behave meekly is a reflection of the “submissiveness that a male-dominated Church and society imposed on women.”

I'm trying to rewrite it as:

The belief that, as Christian women, queens should behave meekly is a reflection of the Church and society's [word for "forced submission"] of women.

Does "coercion" work here? If not, do you have any other suggestions?

Thanks!

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  • How about ‘domination’.
    – Jelila
    Commented Nov 24, 2018 at 15:50

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You need to know how it will be received in your local context as there can be a different perception of acceptability dependent on the culture. From Lexico:

subjugation noun

[mass noun]

The action of bringing someone or something under domination or control.

  • ‘the colonial subjugation of a country by means of brute military force’
  • ‘the fear of human subjugation by technology’

[count noun] [an act of subjugation]

  • ‘conquests and subjugations that we think are long forgotten’

Here is a biblical example, also from Lexico:

  • "Eve's deception by the serpent has been used to justify the subjugation of women in the Judeo-Christian tradition."

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