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    The Science and Culture of Why Men Fight

    Can sense really be knocked into us? Thomas Page McBee, the first transgender man to box at Madison Square Garden, takes a swing at the allure of violence for men. Through a “mosaic of horrors” in preparing for a match, he discovered that a “framework of violence” can offer men a kind of intimacy not found outside the gym. OZY’s own fighting champ, Eugene Robinson, says the sport also takes “our relationship to our fists” a step closer “to being able to use them a little bit less than maybe we do now.”

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