No. 96, September-October 1996

" Merit should be the only test ... It would be a dangerous thing to insist on membership on the ground merely of sex. Women, and for that matter, any group, should disdain patronage. They should seek justice, never favours ...
Seeing however that it has been the custom to decry women, the contrary custom should be to prefer women, merit being equal, to men even if the preference should result in men being entirely displaced by women. "

Mahatma Gandhi, Harijan, April 7 1946

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