Some people have an abundance perspective, where the world is viewed in terms of there is enough for everybody, and if people work, there can be more. Others have a scarcity mentality, where the idea is that there just is not enough to go around , and I need to scheme such that I can have a share.
People who possess the abundance perspective very often are net positive contributors to society. People who possess the scarcity mentality are often net negative consumers of goods and services.
Since men have been traditionally been the workers, and women the consumers of much of his work; it is relatively easy to see who is more likely to be who in this situation.
Now consider which viewpoint is best for society as a whole. This should not be difficult. But what view is encouraged through welfare, through victim group spoils, through the soft bigotry of low expectations?
Furthermore, the scarcity mentality people are typically less happy. They feel that they have less control over their lives, and probably have to be ruthless with other people. This a happy person does not make.
In my own personal experience, I grew up with very limited material possessions. Almost all of the other kids had more. But I made some choices. I was going to be happy with what I had. Furthermore, I would be industrious in procuring, building, creating what it was that I wanted. In the end, I grew up in a scarcity environment, but without the baggage. Presently, I operate under an abundance mentality.
But my journey would be more difficult today, with the government all but encouraging the other path. This goes double for girls and young women. What is to be done?