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men and women
She's beautiful, and therefore to be wooed;
She is a woman, therefore to be won.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Suffolk, in Henry VI, pt. 1, act 5, sc. 5.
Demetrius voices a similar thought in Titus Andronicus, act 2, sc. 1: She is a woman, therefore may be wooed; She is a woman, therefore may be won; She is Lavinia, therefore must be loved.
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