|So Many Silenced, So Many Unnamed|
When I say woman I mean a sex so weak, so fickle, so variable, so changeable, so imperfect, that Nature — speaking with all due reverence and respect — seems to me, when she made woman, to have strayed from that good sense with which she had created and fashioned all things. I have pondered over it five hundred times yet I can reach no solution except that Nature had more regard for the social delight of man and the perpetuating of the human species than for the perfection of individual womanhood. Certainly Plato does not know into which category to put women: rational animal or irrational beast.
François Rabelais, Gargantua and Pantagruel
Jamie Leigh, Sexism in Classic Literature
“The garment is an element on which the artist has often pondered. To her it represents the tension between nature and artifice, between our desire to be free and our need to represent ourselves.” Jane Sterbak
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