Friedrich Nietzsche, Human All Too Human (Menschliches, Allzumenschliches), subtitled A Book for Free Spirits (Ein Buch für freie Geister).

First published in 1878.   A second part, Assorted Opinions and Maxims (Vermischte Meinungen und Sprüche), was published in 1879, and a third part, The Wanderer and his Shadow (Der Wanderer und sein Schatten), followed in 1880.

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A JUDGMENT OF HESIOD'S CONFIRMED.  An indication of the cleverness of women is that, almost everywhere, they have known how to have others support them, like drones in a beehive.  Just consider the original meaning of this, and why men do not have women support them.  It is certainly because male vanity and ambition are greater than female cleverness; for, through submission, women have known how to secure for themselves the preponderant advantage, indeed domination.  Originally, clever women could use even the care of children to excuse their avoiding work as much as possible.  Even now, if they are really active, as housekeepers, for example, they know how to make a disconcerting fuss about it, so that men tend to overestimate the merit of their activity tenfold.  

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