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Inside Her Pretty Little Head by Philippa Roberts, Jane Cunningham

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The Inhibitors that undermine the Utopian Impulse

Women generally suffer ‘lower status’ in society. This has two effects. First, it is more difficult for women to influence how society develops, and therefore whether it develops in the direction of a feminine Utopia or a masculine competitive stadium. Second, it reduces confidence and motivation in women, which, let’s face it, makes any task more difficult. Trying to enhance the world to create Utopia is bound to be difficult when the other half of the population have a different and more individualist objective in mind. Particularly when that half are more powerful and influential, and have already designed the world around an impulse that is about encouraging individual achievement, not collective ...

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