I would also say that in many fields , the chance for young women to gain this type of knowledge from older women is nil. I watched a documentary recently about sake making, and I was fascinated and sad to see these types of relationships being cultivated among men making sake. Fascinated, because it was something I had never noticed before. Sad, because that type of relationship is something I’ve never had and something I long for. I think its important for young men to have as many mentors and teachers as possible, men and women. But I agree that the vast majority of young men are lacking places to gain knowledge from men of good experience. I hope someday more women will also enjoy the same benefits.