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Emotional Shut-down

In my last post, I looked at one of the attributes of an ideal soldier: An ideal soldier is unemotional. Only anger and aggression are permissible. Do we raise our sons to be unemotional so that they can be useful … Continue reading

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The Unemotional Soldier

The soldier who is most useful to the military is one who is unemotional. Joshua Goldstein*, an academic and researcher, author of War and Gender (2001) puts it like this: “…cultures around the world with few exceptions construct “tough” men … Continue reading

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Be a Man, my Son

In this post I want to start to look at how we may be unconsciously and unintentionally raising our sons for the trauma of warfare, and to be capable of killing. In my last post, I suggested a list of … Continue reading

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