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The Weaker Sex

Are Women the Weaker Sex?

The phrase “the weaker sex” is considered offensive to many people. I believe that the phrase is representative of acceptable oppression of women and should be considered obsolete in our modern language. Now, the ladies being together under these circumstances, it was extremely natural that the discourse should turn upon the propensity of mankind to tyrannize over the weaker sex, and the duty that developed upon the weaker sex to resist that tyranny and assert their rights and dignity. – Charles Dickens, The Old Curiosity Shop (1841) Why we received the title of ‘The Weaker Sex” Women were considered the […]

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