Malleus Maleficarum, 1484
Other again have propounded other reasons why there are more superstitious women found than men. And the first is, that they are more credulous; and since the chief aim of the devil is to corrupt faith, therefore he rather attacks them... He that is quick to believe is light-minded, and shall be diminished. The second reason is, that women are naturally more impressionable, and more ready to receive the influence of a disembodied spirit; and that when they use this quality well they are very good, but when they use it ill they are very evil.
Sprenger, Jakob, and Heinrich Institoris. Malleus Maleficarum. Speyer: Peter Drach, 1491. Print.
What common misconception about gender does this excerpt demonstrate?