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Don't Ignore Half your Population

Pizan's perspective almost has a ring of Skinner's Behaviourism underlying her blank slate of female potentiality. Although the genetic difference are negligible we should not be dismissive of their existence.

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If it were customary to send daughters to school like sons, and if they were then taught the natural sciences, they would learn as thoroughly and understand the subtleties of all the arts and sciences as well as sons. And by chance there happen to be such women, for, as I touched on before, just as women have more delicate bodies than men, weaker and less able to perform many tasks, so do they have minds that are freer and sharper whenever they apply themselves.

- Christine de Pizan (1364-1440)

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Don't Ignore Half your Population

Inspired by Christine de Pizan's (1364-1440) quote, "If it were customary to send daughters to school like sons, and if they were then taught the natural sciences, they would learn as thoroughly and understand the subtleties of all the arts and sciences as well as sons. And by chance there happen to be such women, for, as I touched on before, just as women have more delicate bodies than men, weaker and less able to perform many tasks, so do they have minds that are freer and sharper whenever they apply themselves." The titled responsion is "Don't Ignore Half your Population". What follows is subject to revision, do you have any suggestions?

Christine de Pizan - planksip
Christine de Pizan was an Italian French late medieval author. Her most famous literary works are The Book of the City of Ladies and The Treasure of the City of Ladies.
What do Christine de Pizan have in common with other intellectual giants of the past? Find out on planksip.

Pizan's perspective almost has a ring of Skinner's Behaviourism underlying her blank slate of female potentiality. Although the genetic difference is negligible we should not be dismissive of their existence. In the end, feminism empowers more than half our civilization, it civilizes it at the same time. Megalomaniacal despots and dictators of oppressive dogma need not apply!

3 Regular, 2 Decaffeinated

I have measured out my life with coffee spoons.

Inspired by T.S. Eliot's (1888-1965) quote, "I have measured out my life with coffee spoons." The titled responsion is a little insight into how we brew the french press in the morning. By the end of the day, we are all decaf!

T. S. Eliot - planksip
Thomas Stearns Eliot was a poet, essayist, publisher, playwright, and literary and social critic.
What do T.S. Eliot and Frederick the Great have in common? Find out on planksip.

A benign addiction? Perhaps. Regardless, the staple of many a morning discussion, mid-afternoon pick me up, or evening comfort our coffee keeps us going. I would like to say that I couldn't live without it but that we know is only a half-truth. Pseudo you say and I would put forth a half-ass response to match the sentiment of the cleverness. The donut is just added sugar and a möbius of sorts.

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