Plenty is doing.
"Even that apostle of feminists, Simone de Beauvoir, acknowledged that no genius was to be found among women. For her, 'the individuals who seem to us most outstanding, who are honoured by the name of genius, are those who have proposed to enact the fate of all humanity in their personal existences, and no woman has believed herself authorized to do this'. De Beauvoir, of course, did not consider that this shortcoming came from women's subordinate status in the order of creation. She ascribed it to the general mediocrity of their situation'...."
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