Geez. Redudant title if I've ever seen one.... Brotherhood is by default male, and you can't have a sisterhood of the male gender. So the title "Brotherhood of the male gender" seems redundant. But I digress.... Probably not wise to quote from Howard Stern. But a few years ago he had on two authors who were talking about "the male code," trying to explain it to women. Howard interrupted, saying that men feel they are born into a brotherhood. Yada yada yada. I don't know where I'm going with this.... Anyway, I just thought maybe it would be an interesting thing to talk about. Part of me thinks it's an incredibly naive and terribly idealistic thing to say that men feel they are born into a brotherhood with one another when the world is full of men killing one another on a consistent basis. But then in some vague, intangible way, I feel like Howard Stern was right.