“Suffer women once to arrive at an equality with you, and they will from that moment become your superiors.”
Cato the Elder wrote this outrageously misogynistic quote. He dates from the Roman era where he was a senator known for his conservatism and opposition to Hellenization. As censor, he tried to preserve Rome’s ancestral ways by fighting against the modern, “degenerate" Hellenistic influences. One could only ponder what Cato the Elder would make of so many accomplished women in today’s society.