Females according to Hesiod:


“And he gave a second bane to set against a blessing for the man who, to avoid marriage and the trouble women cause, chooses not to wed, and arrives at grim old age lacking anyone to look after him. He is not short of livelihood while he lives, but when he dies, distant relatives share out his living. Then again, the man who does partake of marriage, and gets a good wife who is sound and sensible, spends his life with bad competing constantly against good; while the man who gets the awful kind lives with unrelenting pain in heart and spirit, and it is ill without cure.” ~ Hesiod, Theogony.

I would like to point out I do not agree with what Hesiod had to say, the ridiculousness of it makes me giggle.

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