[A]nd there is nothing which so instructs a reasonable creature as the exercise and experience of many different things.

This statement comes from Reason and is found in Part One, section 27.1. One of Christine’s intentions in writing her treatise is to provide a sound and defensible argument for why women should be given the same educational opportunities as men. She argues that if men feel women are intellectually and morally inferior, despite the fact that such a generalization is untrue, one possible explanation would be their lack of exposure to things beyond the domestic realm and the lack of opportunity to develop their minds and critical-thinking skills. She believes that men withhold education from women for fear it will be revealed that their intelligence rivals if not trumps men’s. Christine believes that it is every individual’s right to be exposed to as many ideas and influences as possible and that such a course strengthens and expands character, experience, and rational insight.