I've been thinking about this, and [tin-foil-hat alert!] it seems to me the most obvious reason for trying to reduce American males to the lizard-brain functions (by which i mean, appealing to the basest instincts) is to make them amenable to bad politics and worse economics: attack whomever they're pointed at; kiss up, kick down; accept lower wages and spend it on whatever gadget, snack or spectacle is offered... But that's not the most sinister aspect. The worst thing is in the opening question. By raising it, the F(orces)O(f)E(vil) seek to turn men against women. You know how an abuser systematically isolates his victim from family and friends? The FOE is trying to alienate men from their partners, their allies, support group and cheering section; the people who care most about them: their wives, sisters and mothers.[/tin-foil-hat alert] Obviously, offering women an image of themselves that's pleasing - if utterly false - and an image of men as stupid, dishonest and selfish is serving the same purpose: Divide and manipulate.