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The USA is the place I was born. Canada is the place I was raised. Taiwan is the place in my heart.

Wednesday, July 24, 2002

"The female is female by virtue of a certain lack of qualities"

-a woman is "an imperfect man."


I'm in my feminist mode... doing some investigating and reading up on women's studies and women's issues, when I stumbled on to these two quotes, which surprisingly, originated from respected philosophers. Who you may ask? The first is a quote from Artisotle and the second was a belief held by St. Thomas Aquinas.

It just goes to show that even the great minds of their day (and still by today's standards) were parochial in some of their thinking or influenced by the prevailing social structure.


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