"GLOBAL ISSUES, LEADERSHIP CHOICES":
With the Taliban reasserting control over Afghanistan, The Economist (UK) published this article citing research showing that societies that oppress women are poorer and less stable. Patrilineal societies are more likely to experience corruption, violence, low female literacy, excessive bride prices, and other economic and political disadvantages. Researchers found a clear correlation between countries' scores on the Fragile States Index and their score for "patrilineal/fraternal syndrome": www.economist.com/international/2021/09/11/societies-that-treat-women-badly-are-poorer-and-less-stable
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