Patriarchal Attitudes Author:Eva Figes "Man the Patriarch, head of family and clan, has always shown a capacity for putting woman on a pedestal--or trampling her underfoot. By and large, however, the masculine tradition has been to relegate the female to a position of social and sexual inferiority. The following statements are an accurate reflection of these patriarchal attitudes:... more »
SCHOPENHAUER: "In the last resort, women exist solely for the propagation of the race."
ACTON: "As a general rule, a modest woman seldom desires any sexual gratification for herself."
HEGEL: "Women can, of course, be educated, but their minds are not adapted to the higher sciences, philosophy, or certain of the arts."
THE CASE FOR WOMEN IN REVOLT:
EVA FIGES: "When modern woman discovered the orgasm it was (along with modern birth control) perhaps the biggest single nail in the coffin of male dominance certainly the end of the double standard."
"Marriage is based not on love, sentiment or compatibility, but on economic necessity."
"What is wrong with allowing women equal pay if you do not support her?"« less