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Difference = Fear = Aggression = Violence

The fantasy of perfect masculinity – symbolized by the ideal soldier – ensures men will fight in wars, seduces them to be and live the fantasy. In a previous post, I wrote about the unemotional soldier*. Now I want to … Continue reading

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Are We Programmed for War?

Why are we, perhaps unwittingly, raising our sons to be fodder for war? We could argue that for our evolutionary survival throughout the centuries, men have had to be able to kill. Men fought to protect their communities. They went … Continue reading

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