VAT: Backward vs underdeveloped

There are peoples that look back to the past for guidance, facing the past as they move forward backwards. These peoples tend not to be highly developed in terms of technology and are considered relatively backward.

Today these peoples are called underdeveloped, not backward, as underdeveloped implies the potential for development. However, there are many successful women who would rather be considered backward than underdeveloped as that gives them a competitive advantage.