But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.
― 1 Timothy 2:12
I told him I had been that morning at a meeting of the people called Quakers, where I had heard a woman preach. Johnson: “Sir, a woman’s preaching is like a dog’s walking on his hind legs. It is not done well; but you are surprised to find it done at all.”
― James Boswell, The Life of Samuel Johnson