Male genius and women: A conversation

Crowley and Freud additions by me.

Aristotle: These are the facts people. The female is as it were a deformed male. The female is a female by virtue of a certain lack of qualities; we should regard the female nature as afflicted with a natural defectiveness. A proper wife should be as obedient as a slave. The male is by nature superior, and the female inferior; and the
one rules, and the other is ruled.
Plato: Well… the man who acquits himself well in war should be given…more liberal opportunities to sleep with a wife!
Nietzche: Good
one Plato. When a woman turns to scholarship there is usually something wrong with her sexual apparatus.
One hundred women are not worth a single testicle.
Spinoza: Women are apt to seduce men into making irrational political decisions. Never forget that.
Hegel: I want to be included here. Women regulate their actions not by the demands of universality, but by arbitrary inclinations and opinions.
Charles Darwin: The chief distinction in the intellectual powers of the
two sexes is shown by man attaining to a higher eminence, in whatever he takes up, than women can attain – whether requiring deep thought, reason or imagination, or … the use of the sense and the hands. That’s the scientific view.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau: The search for abstract and speculative truths for principles and axioms in science, for all that tends to wide generalizations, is beyond a woman’s grasp.
Thomas Edison: Direct thought is not an attribute of femininity. In this, woman is now centuries … behind men.
T.S. Eliot: There are only a half dozen men of letters (and no women) worth printing. It only goes to show.
Kurt Vonnegut: Educating a beautiful woman is like pouring honey into a fine Swiss watch: everything stops.
Ernest Hemingway: If you leave a woman, though, you probably ought to shoot her. It would save enough trouble in the end even if they hanged you. Take it from me.
Charles Bukowski: Hemingway, you are so right as usual. The male, for all his bravado and exploration, is the loyal one, the one who generally feels love. The female is skilled at betrayal. and torture and damnation. Never envy a man his lady. Behind it all lays a living hell.
St. Augustine: Women should not be enlightened or educated in any way. They should, in fact, be segregated as they are the cause of hideous and involuntary erections in holy men. And. Any woman who does not give birth to as many children as she is capable is guilty of murder.
Napoleon Bonaparte: Nature intended women to be our slaves. They are our property.
Sigmund Freud: Women are sexually passive, engaging in sex only for procreation. Because they do not have a penis, girls come to believe they have lost theirs, and eventually, seek to have male children in an attempt to “gain” a penis. Penis envy in women is a problem that can never be completely resolved, thus condemning all women to underdeveloped superegos, implying that women will always be morally inferior to men, who are capable of having fully developed superegos. Women either want to be a man or hate men; they only exist in relation to men.
Aleister Crowley: Women can participate in intelligent discourse but like a dog standing on two legs, she can do so only with difficulty. Their role is to spoil the lives of men. Women are not soul, but sex; they have no morals, only moods. It is useless to punish them, and very difficult to guard against them. You can prevent a man from harming you, as a rule, because you know what he is going to do; you cannot so prevent a woman, because she does not know what she is going to do herself!
John Wayne: Dude. They have the right to work wherever they want to — as long as they have dinner ready when you get home.
Valerie Solanas: Being an incomplete female, the male spends his life attempting to complete himself, to become female. He attempts to do this by constantly seeking out, fraternizing with and trying to live through an fuse with the female, and by claiming as his own all female characteristics — emotional strength and independence, forcefulness, dynamism, decisiveness, coolness, objectivity, assertiveness, courage, integrity, vitality, intensity, depth of character, grooviness, etc — and projecting onto women all male traits — vanity, frivolity, triviality, weakness, etc.


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One Response to Male genius and women: A conversation

  1. John Piederd says:

    I think it’s worth noting that, as a man, I do adore Kurt Vonnegut. But I adore him for his progressiveness and attitudes to women. The irony is that the quote attributed to him is a quote from a play coming from one of his characters based on none other the man listed below him, Hemmingway, who Vonnegut did not like. You should read Vonnegut specifically his short story Miss Temptation from the mid 50s. You’ll find a socially progressive champion of women for the times.

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