Thursday, September 12, 2013

“No developing society that needs men to leave home and do ‘their

thing’ for the society ever allows young men in to handle or touch their

There’s always a taboo against it. For they know that, if they
did, the new fathers would become so hooked that they would never get
out and do ‘their thing’ properly.”

—Margaret Mead
quoted in Maternal-Infant Bonding by Klaus and Kennell
Moseby Press, St. Louis 1976

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