„Man is by nature a pragmatic materialist, a mechanic, a lover of gadgets and gadgetry; and these are the qualities that characterize the "establishment" which regulates modern society: pragmatism, materialism, mechanization, and gadgetry. Woman, on the other hand, is a practical idealist, a humanitarian with a strong sense of noblesse oblige, an altruist rather than a capitalist.“
— Elizabeth Gould Davis, buch The First Sex
The First Sex, ch. 22 - Woman in the Aquarian Age, Putnam (1971).