One with an androgynous mind doesn’t take up the “special causes” of the other sex, but rather thinks in an unbiased, rational manner, and articulates emotion freely. It doesn’t think of itself as being sexed, and therefore cannot hold an opinion about the other gender.
In such a sex-conscious era (evidenced by the number of books men write about women) this state of mind would be difficult to achieve. She blames the suffrage movement for this – men became exceptionally defensive because they had never been challenged before. In a sex-conscious world, men no longer see women in romantic terms, as Tennyson did – in the novel by Mr. A, women are sex objects. The reviewers praise his work, although he is so self-concious his figure overshadows everything else he may be trying to articulate in his work. He is asserting his masculinity in his work; the Fascists are doing so through politics in Italty, and even want a great poet to articulate these values. The celebrated writers of that time had no sense of the feminine, and could never inspire creativity in women because these values simply seem immature to them.
To be a great writer, you must be able to inspire thought in other’s minds. You cannot do so if you are only speaking of your own individual, gendered experience. Great writers purge the idol of gender, articulating the common experience.