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Care of the Environment, and the Treatment of Boys

Thinking and discharging about male domination, the treatment of boys, and the messages boys are given help me understand men’s role in the destruction of the environment. Boys can be systematically desensitized to violence toward humans, other living beings, and the environment as part of their preparation to be soldiers, miners, land clearers, pesticide manufacturers, abattoir workers, and so on. Boys who show interest in or compassion for the environment are often put down as being overly sensitive or “feminine.”

Damien Cooke
Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia
Reprinted from the newsletter
of the Melbourne, Victoria,
Australia, RC Community


1 Abattoir means slaughterhouse.
2 “Put down” means criticized, disparaged.

 


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