Posted: Oct 07, 2016 2:10 pm
by Doubtdispelled
pelfdaddy wrote:Maybe I just see this whole "men threatened by women" notion as a cultural meme left over from the seventies.

The seventies!!


Let me introduce you to Phyllis and Aristotle.... ... aristotle/

The point of this exemplum seems to have been to warn men of the threatening power of women. If even the wise and most learned Aristotle could be reduced to a rude animal by lust and the wiles of a woman, how much more would lesser men suffer. Initially the story probably reinforced other exempla that illustrated similar ideas, e.g., Adam and Eve, Samson and Delilah.