Saturday, April 19, 2003

In the most intelligent races, as among the parisians, there are a large number of women whose brains are closer in size to those of gorillas than to the most developed male brains. This inferiority is so obvious that no one can contest it for a moment; only its degree is worth discussing. All psychologists who have studied the intelligence of women, as well as poets and novelists, recognize today that they represent the most inferior forms of human evolution and that they are closer to children and savages than to adult, civilized man...

...Without a doubt, there exist some distinguished women, very superior to the average man, but they are as exceptional as the birth of any monstrosity, as, for example, of a gorilla with two heads; consequently we may neglect them entirely.

Gustave Le Bon, 1879

after reading this stuff, i can't help wondering whether or not i would be in grad school without the feminist movement.


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