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There have been challenges to the idea that human history is an unbroken string of male dominance and lethal attack. The Minoan civilization, lasting from 6000 B.C. to 15000 B.C., has been described as a time when male violence was silenced. The Minoan culture was marked by slow and steady technological progress in pottery making, weaving, metallurgy, engraving, architecture, and other crafts, and the many goddess images that have been recovered from archeological excavations stand in stark contrast to images of war or battle created by subsequent generations.
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Boyd, Neil. “The Beast Within: Why Men Are Violent.” Greystone Books; Douglas & McIntye Publishing Group. (p. 45)

12 March 1969: George Harrison and Pattie Boyd are raided and busted by the police at Kinfauns, their home in Esher (Photo: Getty Images)

"I’m a tidy man. I keep my socks in the sock drawer and stash in the stash box. It’s not mine." - George Harrison, 1969

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In virtually every nation-state men compromise more than 90% of those found guilty of murder. The primary methods used to kill differ, however. In Canada about 30% or more of all homicides are committed with firearms and another 30% or so with knives; a further 20% are the consequence of beatings; and a final 10% are strangulations and suffocations. In the United States a little more than 60% of homicides are committed with firearms, and the remaining deaths come from a mix of knifings, beatings, strangulations, and suffocations; as in Canada, knifings and beatings are more common than strangulations and suffocations.
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Boyd, Neil. “The Beast Within: Why Men Are Violent.” Greystone Books; Douglas & McIntye Publishing Group. (p. 71)

[Listen] The Last Goodbye

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither, 

Deep roots are not reached by the frost.”

The vocal songs I could find after the last journey ends and the new one is waiting to begin.

Edge of night // Misty mountain cold // Song of the lonely mountain // Council of Elrond // Lament for Gandalf // Laurië Lantar // Haldir’s lament // Breath of life // Twilight and shadow // May it be // In dreams // The end of all things // Gollum’s song // Into the west // I see fire // The last goodbye // Blunt the knives

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When I think of my wife, I always think of her head. I picture cracking her lovely skull, unspooling her brains, trying to get answers. The primal questions of any marriage: What are you thinking? How are you feeling? What have we done to each other?

— Nick Dunne, Gone Girl (2014).

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Screen caps of a letter sent by George Harrison to Pattie Boyd from New York City, presumably in October 1971 (George had departed from England on 2 October 1971 aboard the France, according to The Beatles Diary Volume 2), from the e-book edition of Pattie’s book Wonderful Tonight.

Apologies for the inferior quality of the screen caps; it’s a bit difficult to read, so I’ve typed it up… (also, you’ll probably know that the “Paul and Janet” mentioned along with toys are George’s nephew and niece :)):

Monday Evening

Dear Pattie,

Hello. Hope you are O.K. I tried to call you when I got here but there was no Greg in the Lodge. Can you call me through Apple at ABKCO or the Plaza -> Room 601 to say hello to Hubby! Its a drag not being able to speak to you. You can call ABKCO and tell them a time, and I’ll call the Lodge.

The ‘France’ was not as good as QE 2 more straights in Tuxedos and not as many things to do, so I read a lot in the cabin.

Started looking at the film and it should be O.K. for a T.V. show - but a lot of Juggling to do - to get what I would like. The camera men where not too hip on the Rock part - but Ravi’s part seems well covered. Ravi is going to be at the Plaza on Wednesday - so I am going to try to get a rough cut together by then - so he can tell me where to edit the music - as it should be reduced for T.V., as 15 minutes should be enough for the Film. We have to get the film to about 54 minutes total, for an Hour show. Neil and I are going to work now (tonight) so as to get it started. Bob is coming in the Morning, so we will have to work on his part tomorrow day, and then Ravis again in the Evening, and it will save us time if Ravi has something to see before he leaves town, as his bit is too hard to edit without him (the soundtrack).

Saw a great wash basin in a window - full size white with blue flowers but just on tap in the centre - haven’t been back when its open (the shop) but will get it, if its there, not too much, when I go back. Here are youre shoes - hope they are O.K. Dont I write crazy!!! Very fast before Ringo goes to the Airport - what have you been doing? Hope you’re O.K. I miss you - I’m starving - many grilled cheese sandwitches - Love you - Call me or tell me when I can call you at the Lodge. Do you need anything from N.Y. cos I will go shopping for a day or 2. Still haven’t been to Lill Nassaus’s yet but I passed her window one night and there is some great stuff - Hope I can get the Bed Piece without spending too much bread in there. Saw a good shop with Indian fabric + cushions etc- which is what I want for my room 206. Are there shops in London with that stuff, as the cushions are so big it would be daft trying to carry them home - but I can. What do you think? The electric Yo-Yo’s are for Paul and Janet (after you finish playing with them.)

Eddie Veal was funny in N.Y. with his armbands and we took him to Autobar.

How’s the house? D. Tapp? Any problems?

How’s DAD? - our Lou is coming Tomorrow so thats going to confuse me for a while. Shit!

Has Quinnell done the stairs and Rails in 203/4 109 yet?

The Bangla Desh Proof of the Box front with Guitar, was awful - so I had to jump on that and change it and shout at them and Now it will be O.K. with the original idea of the Kid - Its such a pain in the arse all that messing around - just because they didnt like the truth - anyway it will be O.K. in the end except we now have RAGA - B/Desh and Paul all coming in the same month - well I know which will win! (Ha-Ha)

Love you - love to Ted - Gred - and Kled.

George

Although men kill both men and women, there is one context in which victims are much more likely to be women than men: the murder of a spouse or lover. In about 70% of these situations, women are the victims. In other kinds of killings – attacks on friends and acquaintances, stranger homicide, robbery homicide, and contract killing – the victims are overwhelmingly male.
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Boyd, Neil. “The Beast Within: Why Men Are Violent.” Greystone Books; Douglas & McIntye Publishing Group. (p. 72)

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Evolutionary psychologists and biologists argue that male violence is like the dark moth or the peacock’s tail. In the absence of social constraints, violent men are more likely to impregnate women than non-violent men are, more likely to reproduce, and thus more likely to ensure the survival of violence as a social strategy within the species.
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Boyd, Neil. “The Beast Within: Why Men Are Violent.” Greystone Books; Douglas & McIntye Publishing Group. (p. 48)

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im at the library and there was a little section on feminism so naturally i got excited and looked through it and this book was on display i’m????? its literally just a man whining and crying about ~*~ evil feminists~*~ BETRAYING the fight for sexual equality gross

The Romans, who established at least a rudimentary form of democracy, permitted fathers to exile, torture, and kill their children. Edward Gibbon reports in ‘The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire’ that men were never punished and were sometimes praised for such killings.
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Boyd, Neil. “The Beast Within: Why Men Are Violent.” Greystone Books; Douglas & McIntye Publishing Group. (p. 42)