It should not prejudice my voice that I’m not born a man

It should not prejudice my voice that I’m not born a man, if I say something advantageous to the present situation. For I’m taxed too, and as a toll provide men for the nation.
— Aristophanes in Lysistrata (411 BC), line 649-651

Plus ça change.


Image: By Dave & Margie Hill / Kleerup (Flickr: Getty Villa – Collection) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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