I appreciate you answering, but I didn’t see images of wrestling and running through the house. I saw images of chasing with intent to harm and bullying, which is rampant and drives so many young men to isolation and suicide, at least for the ones who don’t become school shooters. It was very clear to me that this was boys victimizing other boys. I do not think of boys or men as lesser girls but I do have a real issue with dismissing this kind of behavior that is destructive to all of society as being normal boyish behavior. Girls should not be allowed to bully either, but a world where it’s shameful for boys to be bullied by girls more so than other boys is a function of all that is wrong with patriarchal society.

Again, an honest question because I respect you as a friend, but give me some specific lines or segment from that ad which criminalized maleness. I don’t mean that antagonistically, but I truly didn’t see any and I’m wondering what struck you that way. I really do want to better understand.

I am quite sure that the education systems needs revamping in a variety of ways. I’ll look for that book.

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