chapter  9
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Left versus Right Brain, Creativity and Emancipation

I suppose the motivation for making this presentation here was that this is a women’s university and traditionally the distinc-tion between left and right brain is associated with a distinction between the male and female or men and women. I think that there is something in that defi nitely, but one should not immediately identify left brain with men and right brain with women. So, I will do this in two parts. I will talk about the characteristics of the left and the right brain and then I will look at how this relates to women’s activity, women’s labour, women’s oppression and women’s emancipation in the context of an orientation to universal human emancipation and indeed ultimately universal self-realisation.