Life at № 42
The following is an excerpt from Refutatio et Exscidium Hereticorum by St Remy of Aquitaine (1150? – 1205). Book Four is De Spiritus which concerns itself with Angels, Demons, and Alcohol. In Question 14, St Remy takes up the thesis, Is Gin A Girly Drink?
To some heretics, it seems that gin is a girly drink, fine for summer evenings, but otherwise to be avoided by men.
The heretics make the following arguments:
Objection 1: Women drink gin. Therefore gin is a girly drink.