To promote a woman to bear rule, superiority, dominion, or empire above any realm, nation, or city, is repugnant to nature; contumely [an insult] to God, a thing most contrary to his revealed will and approved ordinance; and finally, it is the subversion of good order, of all equity and justice.
That’s just one of the things Knox says in a marvelously scathing and outrageously misogynistic essay from 1558 titled The First Blast of the Trumpet Against the Monstrous Regiment of Women.
What fun! With thanks to James Barr on the FB for mentioning it. Knox… man, that guy was mean!
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