When French feminist Simone de Beauvoir wrote her groundbreaking book The Second Sex in 1949, she underpinned her argument that women as the “Other” was the result of men’s self-interest with the following epigram: “Everything that men have written about women should be viewed with suspicion, because they are both judge and party.”[1] What is remarkable is that these were not only the words of a man, but of a man who produced some of the most radical feminist philosophy of the early modern period.