On coronavirus, men are calling all the shots. We’re seeing why it matters | Gaby Hinsliff

Women are naturally more cautious: would the government have made so many missteps over the lockdown if it was more inclusive?

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Don’t go out alone in the dark. Don’t get carried away in the heat of the moment. Work twice as hard in order to be taken half as seriously, but don’t work so hard that you somehow forget to have a baby. Be nice, be good, but above all be careful.

To grow up as a girl is so often to grow up being told that the world is a perilous place full of chances to get it horribly wrong, where if something bad happens it will probably be your fault somehow.

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Original source: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/may/22/coronavirus-me-call-shots-women-cautious-government

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