Montesquieu
 

XIX.15 The influence of the domestic government on political government

This change in women’s morals will doubt­less have consi­de­ra­ble influence on the govern­ment of Muscovy. Everything is tightly inter­re­la­ted : the des­po­tism of the prince natu­rally com­bi­nes with the ser­vi­tude of women, and women’s free­dom with the spi­rit of monar­chy.