Never mentioned by Mr. Koehler and treated like a Third Rail by academia, apart from the voice of Feminists is the role played by Patriarchy and religions based on appeasing an angry, jealous, war-favoring, father "god." These old belief systems are the root of this problem:
"Zimbardo is the researcher who conducted the famously horrifying Stanford Prison Experiment in 1971, in which a group of psychologically healthy male college students were assigned to play the role of prison guards, while another group of college kids were the pseudo-prisoners. Given such power, the guards quickly turned into a collective of sadists. The experiment had to be shut down early. Zimbardo called the phenomenon the Lucifer Effect. Ever since, he’s been sounding the warning that ordinary men and women, in a context of too much power (think, for instance, Abu Ghraib), can cross that line and turn into representatives of evil.
"And consider, as Bovard pointed out, that an early TSA motto was “Dominate. Intimidate. Control.”
I recently watched Zimbardo in a TED Talk and he spoke about this.
It's similar to the results from the Stanley Milgram experiments.
Before there was an understanding of genetics, one theory floated around in the scientific community was that of "Spontaneous Generation." Observers watched as microbes (and then insects) seemed to appear out of nowhere in a petri-dish.
Similarly, there's a psychological version of "Spontaneous Generation" that operates in many of the social sciences. The observers watch people's behavior without penetrating the core basics behind it.
Religion is a major driver and when it's religion that teaches dominance, and religion that is used as a pretext for wars of aggression or the expression of vengeance, and religion that sets up the armed camps defining "us" or "them"; then these beliefs become as embedded into the psychology of the brain as pathogens do within our biological tissues.
So few dare to push away the cornerstone... they'd rather just study the blocks!