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Unformatted text preview: Sheet1 Page 1 Aristotle's views on women is an important topic in women's history, largely because of the Greek philosopher's influence on l Women held to be colder than men Aristotle believed that women are colder than men and thus less perfect.  Women are like infertile men A woman's inability to produce semen is her deficiency. A woman, Aristotle declares, is as it were an infertile male. A male  Women more emotional than men According to Aristotle, woman is more compassionate than man, more easily moved to tears, while at the same time being mo Women belong in the home After having demonstrated that women are physically inferior to men, he goes on to claim that their proper place is in the hom  Ruling relation of male and female, of husband and wife According to Aristotle's own statements, the female is by nature distinct from the slave, and the treatment of women as slaves As for the differences between husband and wife, Aristotle says that these "always" consist in external appearances, in speec...
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- Spring '08