Today, with the freeing of females from traditional role constraints, it is still primarily men who do the dangerous and dirty jobs, who make up most of the first responders and the military who defend us, and who, as scientists and engineers, continue to address the natural world for understanding and to serve our needs. These are some of the ways that the characteristics and qualities of men benefit society. And it is the job of socialization to direct the traits of men into constructive channels, a more realistic and productive strategy than trying to turn males into females.The one thing that I noticed recently, at a ceremony at the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine was that the overwhelming majority of students (upwards of 80%) were female. This school is highly competitive, with a limited number of slots available to aspiring vets, and the successful applicants are overwhelmingly female. The students that I know are uber-smart, talented people who would do well in any academic situation. They are also going to be great veterinarians.