Christine de Pizan

 

Christine de Pizan (c. 1364-1430)

“My dear ladies, remember how these men accuse you of being weak, flighty and easily led, and yet still use the most convoluted, outlandish and bizarre methods they can think of to trap you, just as one would a wild animal. Fly, fly fro them, my ladies.”

  • From The Book of the City of Ladies (Part III, chapter 19) by Christine de Pizan, translated by Rosalind Brown-Grant (Penguin Classics, 1999).

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