It is a scandal against nature for a rational mother to do what no ass, no cat, no dog, nor any female animal devoid of reason would do.
“Cruel women, how can you be so insolent and shameless as to call yourselves mothers? Do you have any inkling of a mother’s great dignity? Are you aware of the tokens by which she is known? Have you ever remarked the lengths to which a hen goes to preserve her chicks? Oh, no! You conceived us out of lust, you gave birth to us out of necessity, you call us your children out of habit, you comfort us now and then out of obligation, and you abandon us out of an excess of self-love or detestable lechery.
How wrong men are to let their wives overrule them, especially regarding the rearing and education of their children!