At first glance, war seems to be masculine: Soldiers are typically men, and so are the warlords.
So, is masculinity to blame for all the cruelties of war? Can we reach world peace simply by abandoning patriarchy, or even masculinity altogether?
I think the picture is a bit more complex. I’ve been working on an integral understanding of masculinity for years. And there is definitely more to masculinity than warriorship. I believe a healthy masculine quality has a decisive role to play in building a peaceful world.
I invite you to a deeper exploration of the topic. By applying the tools of the integral AQAL model, we can gain a clearer understanding of masculinity. Next we will turn inwards and include your personal experiences with masculinity, femininity and aggression. And finally, we can come together and employ the power of our collective mind to obtain a deeper understanding of masculinity, war, and peace.