First: (i) replace “women” in this piece with “regulated people” meaning people with good control…
Paul Mayo

@Vicki Larson, in a conversation with Paul Mayo (which I can’t respond to), mentioned the idea that it’s women’s responsibility to “civilize” “barbaric” men thru the institution of marriage (as George Gilder and other social conservatives write).

But Gilder had a man behind the curtain, that he was anxious we shouldn’t pay attention to. That is the tradition — conservatives would call it a responsibility—to socialize young males as (what I’ll call) disciplined barbarians, who can fill roles that the state and the market demand.

Gilder must have felt women’s responsibilities ought to be stressed over men’s, no doubt because women were first to question roles that must not be questioned.

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