As of a Gorilla with Two Heads

Skeleton of a man, a woman (pygmy) and a gorilla Wellcome V0029413

Liberals today, who by and large support the theory of evolution, like to claim that Christians and conservatives “hate” women. At the same time, they scoff at the Christian belief that all human beings are made in the image of God and are therefore worthy of equal dignity and respect. They do not seem to realize that it is this Christian belief that underlies the notion of the equality of the sexes. Here is a quote from Gustav Le Bon on women’s brains that illustrates what evolutionists used to write about women. Consider whether evolutionary theory, which changes with the political climate, can really provide a solid foundation for women’s rights.

Women’s brains, writes Le Bon,

are closer in size to those of gorillas than to the most developed male brains. This inferiority is so obvious that no one can contest it for a moment; only its degree is worth discussion … Women … represent the most inferior forms of human evolution and … they are closer to children and savages than to an adult, civilized man. They excel in fickleness, inconsistency, absence of thought and logic, and incapacity to reason. Without a doubt there exist some distinguished women … but they are as exception as the birth of any monstrosity, as, for example, of a gorilla with two heads; consequently, we may neglect them entirely (Gould 1996, 136-137).

~Gould, Stephen Jay. 1996. The Mismeasure of Man. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, qtd in The Darwin Effect: It’s influence on Nazism, Eugenics, Racism, Communism, Capitalism & Sexism by Jerry Bergman (Master Books, 2014), p.235 (incorrect form of “its” occurs in original title)


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