Christine de Pizan


Christine de Pizan (c. 1364-1430)

“Condemning all women in order to help some misguided men get over foolish behavior is tantamount to denouncing fire, which is a vital and beneficial element, just because some people are burnt by it, or to cursing water just because some people are drowned in it.”

  • From The Book of the City of Ladies (Part I, chapter 8) by Christine de Pizan, translated by Rosalind Brown-Grant (Penguin Classics, 1999).

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