Women And The Defects By Lucrezia Marinella

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The Italian Renaissance, a time marked with the explosion of knowledge and the pursue of scientific truth, also saw a rise in the notion of gender equality, as one can tell from the increase in female participation in gender-related issues, such as the Querelle des Femmes, or the argument about the roles of women in society. Many women took the lead to defend themselves and to counter the misogynist attacks that they constantly received from educated men. Their endeavor was evident in the literary works that they wrote and published in the time when men greatly demeaned their intellect and capabilities. One such trailblazing figure is Lucrezia Marinella. Even though at first glance, her work, The Nobility And Excellence of Women, And The Defects

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