We aren’t felines or other types of non-human animals though. Of course all humans have a capacity for violence, but for 97% of history we lived cooperatively and peacefully.

“There seems to be this strong desire amongst some of these commenters to affirm the naturalness and rightness of male domination. But even beyond that, the prospect that we have had equality and cooperation for most of the human history flies in the face of social Darwinism, where competition is laudable, cooperation is weak, and the fittest survive only by eating the dogs around them before they get eaten themselves. Even if this is the only model of masculinity you’ve ever known, why wouldn’t you want to embrace the possibility of one where you didn’t have to constantly compete for your status as a real man?”

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