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Slowly, the people of Pern are losing the technology that they had, back to levels of near the eighteenth or nineteenth century of earth. As each craft becomes more labor intensive, the truly spectacular works of each craft become rarer and those that can actually make them fewer. The Crafts are also beginning to become more insular, and men are finding it easier to advance than women because of the lack of childbearing and childrearing that they are required to do. While women are still accepted into each and every craft, they are finding that opportunities they may have had in the past are gone and so each passing turn fewer women decide to apprentice except into those crafts considered acceptable, such as the weavers or the healers.

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