“Nature placed the female testicles internally. … Woman is a most arrogant and extremely intractable animal; and she would be worse if she came to realize that she is no less perfect and no less fit to wear breeches than man. … I believe that is why nature, did so in such a way as to keep her from perceiving and ascertaining her sufficient perfection. On the contrary … to check woman’s continual desire to dominate, nature arranged things so that every time she thinks of her supposed lack, she may be humbled and shamed. “
Borgarucci, Delia contemplatione anatomica sopra tutte le parti del corpo umano, (Venice, 1564), ch. 23.