Hi, nice to hear from you. I have bought the book, but not yet gotten to it. I have to read a lot for work right now and have also joined a book club, so more “required” reading. I’ll get to it at some point.

I’m well aware of the Man Box and have written about it often. I’m not sure what your question/comment is about women being sexually assertive/agressive. It’s becoming more prevalent, but is still largely frowned upon and considered unfeminine or too aggressive. A large component of patriarchy is that men and women adhere to gender rules, so this would rattle that dynamic pretty good — and it does. Since both men and women uphold patriarchy, some of the policers of this are in fact, other women.

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