John Knox, Scottish religious reformer of the 16th century, had this to say about women and politics:
For who can denie but it is repugneth to nature, that the blind shall be appointed to leade and conduct such as do see? That the weake, the sicke and impotent persons shall norishe and kepe the hole and strong? And finallie, that the foolishe, madde and phrenetike shal governe the discrete and give counsel to such as be sober of mind. And such be al women, compared unto man in bearing of authoritie. For their sight in civile regiment is but blindness; their strength, weaknes; their counsel, foolishnes; and judgment, phrensie, if it be rightlie considered.
lol I am juste kiding. I totaly do'nt think that in the slightist lol
That last bit is crucial. Apparently he left it out of the original version of his "First Blast Against the Monstrous Regiment of Women," (which is, by the way, the most awesome title for an invective, ever), but after sleeping on the couch for a month, he changed his tune. True story.__