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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He claimed that man is capable of controlling his sexuality , but a woman is “
always sexual . ” “ To put it bluntly , man possesses cav ual organs ; her sexual
organs possess woman . " ou A woman is " completely occu . pied and content
91 man has only to continue at the time of his sexual maturity the activity that he
has previously carried out at the period of the early efflorescence of his sexuality "
61 In addition to this transfer of sexual attention from the clitoris to the vagi girl ...
103 rists had believed that a lack of intercourse would lead to various phy
imbalances , such as a wandering womb , which in turn could result in bực the
nineteenth century scientists implicated an individual ' s sexual habits that certain
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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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