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PLATO

-Plato’s theory maintains that women not only follow men but are less perfect than men. In Plato’s terms
women are those men who fell prey to their irrational, emotional side and are therefore incapable of
reason, syllogistically follows that women are incapable of making rational choices.

-Despite the fact that women are more capable of performing most of the duties of men, Plato
maintained that “all is, woman is rather weaker than man.”

-Plato expressed an underlying fear of gender difference.

ARISTOTLE

-On biology of reproduction, males actively provided the form or soul of the offspring, whereas women
passively provided the matter and argued that form was more divine than matter, suggesting that males
were superior to female.