This post is about sex. Or, to be more accurate, it is about gender issues but that doesn’t sound nearly as interesting as “SEX”. Gender equity is one of those nifty goals that the development set is now striving to apply to any development activity. In this post I briefly describe three experiences I have had in dealing with this issue. While I am very sympathetic to the cause, I can also see how an over-emphasis on this or any other single aspect of a program can be detrimental to overall success. Most of you will also have had your own experiences with this concept. Some will perhaps share my perspective on the issue. Others may write me off as a chauvinist fossil. Either way, please share your opinions and experiences in the comments box at the end of this post and contribute to a constructive conversation on the subject.
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