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Boys to men

It is often the case that men were taught as boys that feelings are dangerous and inefficient and that it is better not to have them. This is a mostly wordless transmission passed on by a man who received the same teaching from his father. So it is natural and necessary for men to work with other men on the problems men have. Are women ready for this? They’ve never not been ready.

Edifice complex

Most men fear not knowing. To settle themselves, they develop beliefs. When these are codified, churches erupt. The builders install gargoyles in the upper reaches to remind themselves of why they built them. (If there were no God, would men build churches anyway?)