as it were, mutilated, unless there was to be some great advantage in such a mutilation.” – Galen, speaking of women–of course.
Hahahah reading about views of women before the eighteenth century. Highly entertaining.
Can’t wait to hear all the feminists in my class react to this one:
“[woman] you live here on earth as the world’s most imperfect creature: the scum of nature, the cause of misfortune, the source of quarrels, the toy of the foolish, the plague of the wise, the stirrer of hell, the tinder of vice, the guardian of excrement, a monster in nature, an evil necessity, a multiple chimera, a sorry pleasure, Devil’s bait, the enemy of angels” – Anonymous, An Alphabet of Women’s Imperfections (1662).
Hey, whoever this is has got a point: women can definitely be stirrers of hell, you know, when you piss us off.