My question is on exactly what comments Aquinas has made on consciousness in women. This is because I believe he said we all have God-given reason as we are made in the image of God. Except he also stated women, although created by God, are made in the image of men. Despite this, he says all humans are capable of reaching to the conclusion of natural law using our reason (although this implies women can reach the same conclusion too, I imagine he meant you do not have to be a Christian to realise natural law- especially since he also stated women are have a very passive presence in this world and are essentially 'cosmic mistakes'). Is this just a tension between his different writings? I also imagine he does not talk about consciousness in women- but I thought it might help if I opened up the question to others and see if there is information I am missing.
Apologies in advance for any errors in my question- I have only been learning theology/Philosphy for a year at high-school level.