The capitalist patriarchal empire pumps out a suffocating avalanche of toxic, unrecyclable plastic and electronic nick-knacks plus weapons as unstoppably as the Sorcerer's Apprentice's brooms gone mad. To continue its insane economic growth paradigm, modern culture requires slaves in the factories to keep the machines rolling day and night, in the mines ravaging the Earth for minerals, and in the fields to grow and truck-in food for the elite city dwellers. Cities exist only with violently controlled slaves, because cities cannot grow their food of their own.
To keep the slaves in desperate enough survival to do the slave jobs, we must be kept isolated at the bottom of the hierarchies without other options.
If we come together in Circles rather than hierarchies, suddenly we discover immense resources: we have each other.
You know how much easier it is to solve other people's problems than it is to solve your own? The Circle can unleash unexpected forces of group intelligence that we can direct towards each other's good. We have unexpected solutions, resources, collaborations, and nonlinear possibilities for each other - the kind of treasures that grow by giving them away.
If you buy into the world proposed by modern culture's news and media (and pay for the magazines, besides), then a woman must compete against other women for the limited 'luxury' places in the 'men's' world. Every other woman is 'the competition'. No female can be trusted. All are suspected backstabbers, liars, a terrifying threat against our chances. If the other woman wins, you lose... and the loss is devastating. You only have a few years of sex-appeal in which to win your place. Competition is an 'I win. You lose.' survival game. It unleashes desperate, spidery, negative unconscious manifestations of the feminine: 'spiders' battling 'spiders' while the 'flies' smirk at each other and go drinking.