Men have been pacifists for every reason under the sun except to avoid danger and fighting.
Maybe times are never strange to women: it is just one continuous monotonous thing full of the repeated follies of their menfolks.
Menfolks listens to somebody because of what he says. Women don't. They don't care what he said. They listens because of what he is.
The two great men in my time were Mann and Joyce. You should approach Joyce's Ulysses as the illiterate Baptist preacher approaches the Old Testament: with faith.
Man knows so little about his fellows. In his eyes all men or women act upon what he believes would motivate him if he were mad enough to do what the other man or woman is doing.
It is not proof that I sought. I, of all men, know that proof is but a fallacy invented by man to justify to himself and his fellows his own crass lust and folly.
Women do have an affinity for evil, for believing that no woman is to be trusted, but that some men are too innocent to protect themselves.