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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30 Accepting the theory of reflex action , nineteenth - century medical science
depicted all women as prone to hysteria . ... male hysteria ( “ in a vast majority of
cases ” hysterics are women , and “ its occurrence in males may be considered
Hollick , denied that hysteria could be a male malady . There was much
controversy among theorists concerning which of the sey . ual organs were most
responsible for woman ' s susceptibility to hysteria . Some continued , like Hollick
, to ...
THE HYSTERIA OF WOMAN 1 . In “ Female Parts in Timaeus , ” Krell suggests
that “ hysteria ” may also be etymologically related to " swine , ” and thereby to the
stupidity and filthiness , but also the fertility , of the sow , who is both a tabooed ...
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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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