Lily Tomlin (1939 - )
The male is a domestic animal which, if treated with firmness, can be trained to do most things.
The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd; indeed in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind, a widespread belief is more likely to be foolish than sensible.
Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970), Marriage and Morals (1929) ch. 5