jan 1, 1500 - Querelle des Femmes
A large number of educated men and a small number of educated women debated the character and nature of women - misogynists deemed women to be devious, domineering, and demanding, and others such as Christine de Pizan replied with examples of exemplary, praiseworthy women. The printing press allowed for the more rapid spread of ideas, increasing both sides of the debate. Metaphors of women being like turtles or snails, never leaving the house and remaining completely silent, were widespread, but not nearly as widespread as images of women beating their husbands or hiding lovers from them.
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