I'm halfway through and am yet to see any mention of violence. Just read it in total, and my suspicions were confirmed.
No mention that forms of dominance--manifested through aggression--is TAUGHT to males and it's always in high supply when any society becomes militarized. In other words, America under a very muscular MIC qualifies.
This, from Mr. Koehler:
"The broken souls add up. We live in a world where the prevailing belief is that control and dominance are necessary . . . because of all the terrorism, y’know, and the crime and what have you. In so many American cities, armed police officers (white and otherwise), wield unchecked power in impoverished, minority communities. Not surprisingly, the Lucifer Effect continually makes the news."
Not a wit about machismo or the masculine gender... as if women act this way.
Women don't ban together to gang-rape males, but that sort of behavior unfortunately is not all that uncommon among males.
But to Mr. Koehler, gender is neutral and irrelevant. After mentioning the preponderance of rapes within police forces, Mr. Koehler reverts back to a frame that leaves the exclusively MALE aspect of this violence entirely out of the conversation:
"Ordinary, decent people can turn into monsters — rapists, murderers — when given unlimited power over others."
The statistics on females--acting as rapists, even murderers--PALE in comparison with the statistics based on the actions of males. But Mr. Koehler doesn't want that FACT mentioned.
Why is it that it's OK to talk about race, poverty and occasionally, militarism... but the issues related to sexism, gender, and misogyny are folded neatly away and kept out of the conversation.
I find this disgraceful!