On Nazi Sexism


“In the really good times of German life the German woman had no need to emancipate herself. She possessed exactly what nature had necessarily given her to administer and preserve; just as the man in his good times had no need to fear that he would be ousted from his position in relation to the woman. […]

If the man’s world is said to be the State, his struggle, his readiness to devote his powers to the service of the community, then it may perhaps be said that the woman’s is a smaller world. For her world is her husband, her family, her children, and her home. […]

We do not consider it correct for the woman to interfere in the world of the man, in his main sphere. We consider it natural if these two worlds remain distinct.”

– Adolf Hitler (speech to the Women’s League on September 8, 1934)

1 thought on “On Nazi Sexism

  1. speech to the Women’s League” – if it were I, I don’t believe that’s where I would have launched that speech, but then Adolf may have had security forces to which I’m not privy.

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