Women are generally more cooperative and relationship-oriented than men, who are mostly acting out their patriarchaly prescribed dictate to always be in competition with each other. It’s hard to be friends with someone whom you always view as your competitor — which takes us back to the statistics about men and the epidemic of loneliness that is killing so many men.

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