The vicious cycle
“But what about when you have a culture that promotes/confirms/condones or otherwise considers it acceptable for a specific group to be unregulated.”
We are all equal as individuals . But when individuals are instead considered as first being defined by some physical group attribute, like their gender, then we aren’t thinking of people as individuals. We aren’t addressing any specific person’s strengths or weaknesses. We are just thinking in stereotypes — we are promoting stereotyping —which is what underlies and propagates inequalities. We cannot fight inequality effectively by using the same faulty cultural thought-processes that got us here. If individuals would first think of other people also as individuals, then these harmful group-think cultural norms would fade away.
So some men, maybe even a majority of men, are unbalanced emotionally in a way that is detrimental to the people around them. Let’s figure out how to deal with these individuals on a case-by-case basis in our own lives, through our communities, and government. But talking about “men” as all men — as in all men are the problem or have a problem — that does nothing but repeat the same cultural mistakes.
A culture is nothing more than the collective thoughts and actions of its individual members. So only by changing how we as individuals think about and treat other individuals will we will break the vicious cycle.