His-Story as Bunk

Which Will be Quoted: Sexist Chestnut or Sexual Insight?

How often have I had this sexist chestnut quoted at me:

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“A woman’s preaching is like a dog’s walking on his hinder legs. It is not done well; but you are surprised to find it done at all.”
– Boswell: Life of Samuel Johnson

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Fascinating that this one NEVER gets quoted:

“Men know that women are an over-match for them, and therefore they choose the weakest or most ignorant. If they did not think so, they never could be afraid of women knowing as much as themselves.”
– Boswell: Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides