More boys than girls are born in the wake of war. Statistically beyond doubt, everywhere, and consistently. If you shoulder this question like it’s yours to answer it squeezes your think-bone till it taps out. Either there is:

  • Individually something in the nervous system of men and women, or at least of women that turns direct observation of their society at war into a temporary preference for boys.
  • or –
  • Some sort of “Community Organism” feedback system sending that message as instructions that are followed.