[LMB] Women and education

Peter Hews Peterhews at protonmail.com
Sun Sep 12 14:05:28 BST 2021



On Saturday, September 11th, 2021 at 16:08, Matthew George <matt.msg at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Sep 8, 2021 at 10:59 AM tidsel via Lois-Bujold <
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> lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk> wrote:
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> > Everyone should have education, men and women, societies run on it.
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> =Modern= societies run on it. And they are a very new thing, compared to
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> the entire scope of history. They're no more than a hairsbreadth compared
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> to the scope of human experience, prehistory included.
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> Matt G.

Universal basic education only came in because the new industrial employers needed workers who could read simple instructions and multiply quantities.  Before that, workers were better illiterate, reading gave them ideas above their station.


Peter Hews

Oh better far to live and die under the brave black flag I fly,
Than play a sanctimonious part with a pirate head and a pirate heart.



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