Behind the Name

Aristotle taught that women were undeveloped males, that when a daughter was born instead of a son it was because the fetus was premature.

They therefore had less value, less purpose, and less ability to think, reason or decide anything.  In Rome, the women who rebelled against this most drastically not only threw off societal convention but were willing to mutilate themselves to appear as men, and earned the most cutting words and title from Rome’s historians and poets that I have ever read. I cannot even stand to post it here.

My question is, why do women today continue to live and act as though Aristotles horrific ideas of women are true? And why do Christians continue to perpetuate it…

Research into Aristotle and rebel women in Rome.


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