As I read I about the internal barriers faced by gifted females, I though about how many of the gifted females I have experienced seem to be introverts. I know understand that is may be resulted to the internal and external barriers faced by these highly intellectual students.
some of the 'basics' are SO expensive though... A safe and warm home, a small cushion after the basic food, water, electricity, insurance are paid... Those are very hard to come by these days for so many of us. Forty hours a week should be and to me seems, more than enough (though when I had the opportunity I worked far more). An ideal life to me would be a home paid for, and the basics, and only work 30 hours per week - those ten extra hours can really make life easier.