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  1. The initiation of the Foundation will require the enthusiasm and talent of a spokesperson that understands and supports the Foundation mission. It should be a woman whose daily activities transcend entertainment and business as usual acceptance of the definition of the female, as carried from tradition. Such people as Ellen Page or Emma Watson would be candidates.

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  2. To jog the heroic in each female, you might look at two very different yet very similar women of the 20th Century West. One is Doris Lessing, the 2007 Nobel Prize Winner in Literature. Perhaps her “The Golden Notebook” provides a beginning. Implicit in her disgust with parts of the “What is.” From this revelation you may then see the light coming through the “is” to see glimpses of “The Ought To Be” as it attempts to come alive. Currently most women seek the ought to be in the university, but as Lessing counsels us: “In university they don’t tell you that the greater part of the law is learning to tolerate fools.” And then they move to realize as did Lessing, “I’m sure that everybody feels a kind of permanent anguish about what’s going on in the world.”

    The second woman, Susanne K. Langer, a favoured student of Alfred North Whitehead, was fundamental to what we now call the world of information technology. Her foundation book, “Philosophy in a New Key,” illustrates her largely ignored role. Much of her articulation of the difference between sign (that which announces) and symbol (that which leads to further conceptualization of) was profound, picked up in the works of several men but no reference ever seen to “that woman.” Her Introduction to Symbolic Logic was profoundly important to early ideas of programming languages, and what they must be and do. As the Mathematics Gazette stated: “One of the clearest and simplest introductions to the subject which is very much alive….the intelligent non-mathematician should have no difficulty.”

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