Analysis Of The Book ' The Book Of The City Of Ladies '

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First and foremost, I am overwhelmed as a president of African Young Adult (AYA) to be called upon at this day of July 13th, 16 at the United Nations conference to speak on behalf of African countries on the topic of family and gender violence: women and girls.

Women from the medieval ages were denied so many opportunities and their voices were not being considered in society. They were not allowed to hold any position and “either were they allowed to contribute in any aspect of life. There is a very profound statement made in the book “The book of the city of ladies”. “Didn’t you yourself create woman, especially and then endow her with all the qualities that you wish her to have? How could you possibly have made a mistake in anything?” (De Pizan, Christine.) "The Book of the City of Ladies." Encyclopedia Britannica Online. Encyclopedia Britannica, n.d. Web. 30 Mar. 2016.
“Women in the early medieval age were being denied a lot of opportunities. They were not allowed to do anything because they have been considered inferiors, "The female is a female by virtue of a certain lack of qualities," said Aristotle. "We should regard the female nature as afflicted with a natural Effectiveness." And St. Thomas for his part pronounced woman to be an "imperfect man," an "incidental" being. This is symbolized in Genesis where Eve is depicted as nade from what Bossuet called "a supernumerary bone" of Adam. (Beauvoir, Simone De.) Print. Hence there were not even one important position,…
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