hey listen. this is important:

According to French historian and sociologist Emmanuel Todd:

“Economic takeoff usually occurs 60-70 years after 50 per cent of the population achieves literacy.

Moreover, the higher the average age of marriage for women, the faster literacy spreads.

The more time a woman has had to live alone and acquire knowledge, the stronger her desire and capacity to pass it on to her children.”

Or, in the words of a female MC: 
“You get richer by teachin’ my bitches to read. geddit?”

If giving women an equal chance at education and knowledge isn’t incentive enough on its own, maybe could we at least think about this economic incentive for bit? At least until the other reason sinks in?

thanks for subscribing to she sees red by lauren brown. xx