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Sherlock Holmes and misoginy

Sherlock Holmes stories are fun. Arthur Conan Doyle made him the most misogynistic beast in Literature and here you have, with all my irony, a selection of quotes of the detective talking about gender:

A man always finds it hard to realise that he may have finally lost a woman’s love, however badly he may have treated her. (The Musgrave Ritual)

Women are naturally secretive, and they like to do their own secreting (A Scandal in Bohemia).

When a woman thinks that her house is on fire, her instinct is at once to rush to the thing she values most… A married woman grabs at her baby; an unmarried one reaches for her jewel-box. (A Scandal in Bohemia)

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