Thursday, June 19, 2014

Men are civilized by other men, men are domesticated by women.

This needs to be carefully explained; men do raise boys to be men, forming in them the masculine/political virtues. But the latter part of the sentence above should not be understood as the women having agency or the role to form men - as if men are the material
which is being acted upon, or they are being directed by women. Rather men, when they marry, are now given a new role (with respect to their wives and also with respect to the family as a whole), a new direction to their lives, and must learn to adjust, adapt to living with women.

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