Patriarchy is first and foremost a dominance hierarchy. The historic power differential between men and women is only one aspect of that. A culture built on violent domination of anyone you perceive to be weaker as a way to rise in the pyramid of power leads to all kinds of problems. Social isolation for men is certainly one of those.

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