For some reason I feel rant's reply..
I have a real sense of deja vu here..
Ok, after some reading and searching:
Male Initiation, Rant Casey Style : http://www.naturalfreedom.info/viewtopi ... 8001#p8001
Needyness - invented or at least propagated by the matrix? : http://www.naturalfreedom.info/viewtopi ... 049#p13049
Male seeds : http://www.naturalfreedom.info/viewtopi ... 797#p11797
A New Perspective : http://www.naturalfreedom.info/viewtopi ... 340#p11340
small question\ woman's nature : http://www.naturalfreedom.info/viewtopi ... 9137#p9137
(female but applies equally, if you flip it round)
noticing the patterns of how women are pimping : http://www.naturalfreedom.info/viewtopi ... 301#p12301
Situation : http://www.naturalfreedom.info/viewtopi ... 2911#p2911
Some of the posts are about women, consider this, your mother is a woman, I know - shocking isn't it.
So all those things we talk about with women, she has been exposed to, and therefore she is exposing you to.
Without a strong male around to give her guidance and direction, those traits will express themselves more.
With a weak male around, they will express themselves a lot, as she runs all over him, while you get trained to think it is normal.
This is one reason I keep saying to look at both sides of the equation.
In some sense, if you did not have a father around, or a weak one, learning more about women will help you more than learning about men, as it will open your eyes as to why some parts of you are how they are.
Only then will you be truly ready to embrace your 'man' side, once you have cleared the outer layer of mud from the diamond, ready them to remove the next layer.
I also agree on a gut level with most of what Kidd wrote, especially about the subconscious effect of having a symp father around in the picture, it is training you with an example right in front of you.