The Sexes: Men in Bonds

It is, clearly, a man's world. Who speaks of foremothers or alderwomen?

There may have been a few lady generals, messiahs or tribal chieftains, but history neglects their exploits. Israel's Golda Meir and India's Indira Gandhi are rare exceptions to masculine domination in politics. The human species itself is called man.

Why have most women failed to find the key to dominance? The traditional male rationale is that females are physically and intellectually inferior, an argument without much basis in fact. In certain physical characteristics — toler ance of cold and pain, digital dexterity, longevity — women are superior to men.'...

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