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Taken together, they suggest that American society unselfconsciously views women as sexual playthings and/or idealized aesthetic possessions, resulting in the systemic ravagement of women and pointing to the shallowness of male culture's concern for peace and justice.
Four days later, the extent of the ravagement and destruction was known throughout the world: 43 dead, 2,383 hurt, more than 1,000 fires set, 1,600 arrested, over 20,000 people out of work, 850 families left homeless, and on billion dollars in property damage.
Why do men build empires if not to show their mothers," says a wry May, reducing a millennium's worth of wars and ravagement to the simple need for maternal approval.