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Tough Enough

Soldiers, of course, are required to be tough. Strong and tough like Rambo. No-one must be able to get the better of them physically. As if we were still fighting hand-to-hand combat, and did not rely nowadays on sophisticated weapons. … Continue reading

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Socialized into Aggression

Parents, and especially fathers, hold back from hugging and physically showing love to their sons. Underlining this behaviour is a fear of making a sissy of him, and a desire to make him ‘tough’. Boys are also physically punished more … Continue reading

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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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