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|Early in the Decade the equity principle
had been made even more persuasive by its linkage with the utility principle. Women had
been a missing link in development, now they were being found; they could actually be a
valuable resource, indeed were half, or more, of a nations human resources, no
longer to be wasted.
The prospect of steering women from the margin to the mainstream was as exciting to some would-be developers as to female recipients of such policies and programmes. "Women in Development" became the Decades overnight catchphrase, a seductive one, which for a time, at least, could evade the question of what kind of development women were to be drawn into.
Quoted by Irene Tinger,