The Less Noble Sex: Scientific, Religious, and Philosophical Conceptions of Woman's Nature
Indiana University Press, 1993 - 224 pages
This book looks at five major beliefs about woman's nature generally accepted by Western philosophers, theologians, and scientists from the classical period to the nineteenth century. These are that: woman is less perfect than man, woman possesses inferior rational capacities, woman has a defective moral sense, man is the primary creative force, and that woman is in need of control.
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BECOMING Man : Philo . The Gospel of Thomas , an apocryphal gospel
compiled about 200 ce , depicts voman as achieving salvation only if she
becomes male . This gospel includes a conversation between Simon Peter and
Jesus , who had ...
By factoring in class and race in this way , it becomes clear that Descartes ' s
rational man is not only male , he is an upper - class , European male . The man
of reason is not gender neutral . 56 Should a woman wish to pursue the rational
59 The practice dectomy did not become popular in England ; in fact , it was used
more for quently in the United States until it was superseded by the practice of
female circumcision ( removal of all or a portion of the hood of the clitoris ) .
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Tuana, a professor of the history of ideas, discusses classical through late 19th-century ideas of women, showing how scientific views and religious or philosophical views have influenced and ... Read full review
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