De cultu feminarum  

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De cultu feminarum is a text by Tertullian.

Tertullian is occasionally considered as prescribing to misogyny, on the basis of the contents of section I.I, part 2 of De cultu feminarum (trans. C.W. Marx): "Do you not know that you are Eve? The judgment of God upon this sex lives on in this age; therefore, necessarily the guilt should live on also. You are the gateway of the devil; you are the one who unseals the curse of that tree, and you are the first one to turn your back on the divine law; you are the one who persuaded him whom the devil was not capable of corrupting; you easily destroyed the image of God, Adam. Because of what you deserve, that is, death, even the Son of God had to die.”

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