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Benito Jerónimo Feijóo y Montenegro

Friar Benito Jerónimo Feijóo y Montenegro was a Spanish monk and scholar who led the Age of Enlightenment in Spain. He was an energetic popularizer noted for encouraging scientific and empirical thought in an effort to debunk myths and superstitions. Wikipedia

In an immense imbroglio I place myself. It is not only against the ignorant commoner with whom I enter contest: to defend all women comes to be the same as to offend almost all men, since rare is he that is not interested in building up his sex at the expense of the other. Benito Jerónimo Feijoo y Montenegro, Defensa de la mujer
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