A hu­man con­di­tion

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Nikki Gem­mell (“The fe­male flaw”, July 1-2) might be right: women do not al­ways help their fel­low women rise to the top. But she is wrong to sug­gest this is a prob­lem par­tic­u­lar to women. All hu­mans act self­ishly un­der con­di­tions of scarcity. Is it any won­der that as we com­pete for a dis­pro­por­tion­ately small share of the na­tion’s pay pack­ets and pres­tige, the sis­ter­hood some­times cracks un­der the pres­sure?

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