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Kristen Walsh Professor Ulricksen April 20, 2010 Herland In the discussion of Herland, the thoughts of whether men would act the same way as the women do if put into this situation were brought up. Arguments were sparked defending and opposing this statement. While some said that men just care about sex and that without women they would all be happy and carefree, others said that men are naturally competitive like in Thomas Hobbes’ state of nature. This was an interesting topic and can only be explained through the way the women of Herland acted toward one another and the affect they had on the men in the book. These women of Herland have been isolated from male influence for two thousand years (Gilman 1998). These women have developed and maintained a society that is innovative and strong. They have developed the ability for virgin birth and population control. They have been able to develop their land and cultivate food to support their population of about three million (Gilman 1998). Also warfare is unnecessary because there are no men to fight, but just incase,
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