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Carol Gilligan: What I have been told and it is interesting is that my representation of women carries fairly well cross cultures, but you are at least this is what Europeans here the - my description of men is particularly American and I don’t know if it’s American as in declaration of independent, the value of autonomy and the loan ranger that sense of this enormous space that was this country still in a lot of ways, to compare with Europe other countries and that sense of some how we can head out to the frontier and leave behind relationships set no cost, we know that’s not true and mean even wonderful women studies were work, like women on the west wood journeying how they parted with native Americans. So, you change every story, when you start to here all the voices in it, whether it is women or people color or whatever. All the other groups that were seen is not informing the understanding of what is the human condition, it was huge sift and I think we are still on the middle of it.

 

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