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Classics
Course
CLA232H1
Professor
Victoria Wohl
Semester
Summer

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Lecture14Men and Women Medicine was one of the discourses by which the Greeks defined already The scientific inquiry was drive be and derailed by cultural oppositions o He cant escape the cultural biases he grew up witho He is trying to explain the difference between Greek and barbarian but he is always working with this mindset that Greeks are superioro He is trying to find scientific basis for nomos but nomos always affects and effects his observations Anatomy and physiology determines the differences between male and female Given Hippocrates Socrates etcthese writers are trying to understand nomos and their perception of gender roles affects their description of naturebiologyTheir empirical observations of females are always affected by their biases towards women and their role in society As with airs water and places this physiis is always affected by nomos Sex may always be gender Underneath those sexual differences anatomical differences those differences may not be understandable without some gendero They think that they are explaining is physis or sex They are seeing it through eyes of nomos or gendero The question is sex that the bedrock under which gender is builto Or is gender the bedrock in which sex is builtFantLefkowitz 339 341 343 344 349 351 Bizzare things found in text Men are hotter than women Semen coming from the right side of the bodyand the right is hotter than the left That is why right is generativeWomen does have sperm Women are just men on the inside Wandering wombs inverted men hysterical virginsWhat are these texts These texts are coming from different authors Some authors Hippocrates was writing in 5 BCE and from Asia Minor Aristotle philosopher thndwho wrote on everything 4 century BCE Gailean 2 century CEunder roman empireo How little there was an understanding change of gender over 6 centuries o Emotional state in relation to pregnancy an ancient notion that is carried through to modern timeso Something wrong with women more than men women going to doctors more often or even gynecologists Standard going to these doctors reproductive health is assumed for women general ailments for meno Doctor is a man and a patient is a woman Until recently women were patients and not doctors You get the sense with these texts from male doctors talking about female doctors
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