In the Pythagorean system, thinking about numbers, or doing...

In the Pythagorean system, thinking about numbers, or doing mathematics, was an inherently masculine task. Mathematics was associated with the gods, and with transcendence from the material world; women, by their nature, were supposedly rooted in this latter, baser realm.

Margaret Wertheim Quote About Thinking, Numbers, Tasks: In The Pythagorean System Thinking...

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