” The chief distinction in the intellectual powers of the two sexes is shown by man’s attaining to a higher eminence, in whatever he takes up, than can woman–whether requiring deep thought, reason , or imagination, or merely the use of the senses and hands….The man has ultimately become superior to woman.”
Charles Darwin, Descent of Man, 563, 564
Stephen Gould, the paleontologist for the American Museum of Natural History in Chicago, quoted one of Darwins enthusiastic contemporaries, Gustave Le Bon, on the subject of the evolution of women;
“In the most intelligent of races, as among Parisians, there are a large number of women whose brains are closer in size to a gorillas than to the most developed male brains. This inferiority is so obvious that no one can contest it for a moment…”
Gould, The Measure of Man, 1981, p.104-5
Charming, aren’t they?