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The offered data equally suggest that for these boys, groups delivered access to the "power" and affiliation of (male) older teens, and an end to the frustrations possibly not of emasculation but of juniority.
However, during the colonial period economic changes gave youth new sources of power that they could use to bypass older systems of bridewealth that old men had used to keep them in a position of juniority.
That some young men should find themselves in a permanent position of juniority has long been the case in Madagascar--such was the permanent predicament of slaves.