From the excellent article, Why Do We Murder the Beautiful Friendships of Boys?: “no one would have thought to ask boys what is happening in their closest friendships because we assumed we already knew. In fact, when it comes to what is happening emotionally with boys or men, we confuse what we expect of them with what they actually feel. And given enough time, they do so as well. This surprisingly simple line of inquiry, once engaged, can open a Pandora’s box of self-reflection for men.”
‘Opening a Pandora’s Box‘ is an interesting phrase, especially when you know that Zeus created Pandora, the first female woman, in order to punish human males who were living lives of luxury until woman came along and ruined everything. Between Greek mythology and the Old Testament (which throws Eve under the bus) , misogyny was taken to the next level and formed the foundations of western culture – and over the millennia subjugated men to lives devoid of the feminine and feeling.