Was Aristotle's biology sexist?

  title={Was Aristotle's biology sexist?},
  author={J. Morsink},
  journal={Journal of the History of Biology},
  • J. Morsink
  • Published 1979
  • Medicine
  • Journal of the History of Biology
Marianne Cline Horowitz, in her interesting paper "Aristotle and Woman,"1 has drawn attention to the connection between Aristotle's antifeminism2 and "the standard Western arguments for the inferiority of womankind and for the political subordination of women to men in home and in society."3 She points out that "Aristotle's definition of a female as a 'multilated male' was transmitted into biological, obstetrical, and theological tracts"4 with the ultimate result that "many of the socalled Old… Expand
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