Read the extract and answer the questions that follow.
Our race has been without a will -without a purpose of its own, for all this length of time. Because of that, we have developed few men who are able to understand the strenuousness of the age in which we live. Where can we find in this race of ours real men? Men of character, men of purpose, men of confidence, men of faith, men who really know themselves, I have come across so many weaklings Who profess to be leaders, and in the test I have found them but the slaves of a nobler class. They perform the will of their masters without question.
1. In your opinion, does the author include women in this excerpt? Support your answer.
In this excerpt, the author includes women because the word "men" refers to all human beings with the meaning of all "mankind".