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Conception and birth of a Female Child

False Doctrine of Male Superiority by Nature, Diagram 4

A female child is only born if something goes wrong in the process of conception and pregnancy.

 

(1) Perhaps the father did not produce enough 'vital heat' during intercourse . . . Galen (130-200 AD) taught that semen from a man's left testicle, which is 'full of residue and watery', could lead to the birth of a woman.

 
 
  (2) Perhaps the weather was not right . . . with a humid South Wind blowing . . .
 

(3) Perhaps the mother was not able to keep the foetus warm . . .

Female children were the result of insufficient vital heat being absorbed by the foetus.

"Just as the young of handicapped parents are sometimes born handicapped and sometimes not, so also the young born from a female are sometimes female and sometimes male instead. For the female is, as it were, a handicapped [lit. = mutilated] male . . ."
Aristotle (384-322 BC), The Generation of Animals 2.3; 737a27.

 
 

The female child is a loser.

She does not inherit the higher qualities of her father. She is doomed to be like her mother: weak, irrational, subordinate to men. And she does not have the power of procreation that men have.

A female is deficient and unintentionally caused. For the active power of the semen always seeks to produce a thing completely like itself, something male. So if a female is produced, this must be because the semen is weak or because the material [provided by the female parent] is unsuitable, or because of the action of some external factor such as the winds from the south which make the atmosphere humid."
Thomas Aquinas (1224-1274), Summa Theologica, 1, qu. 92, art 1, ad 1.
 

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