It is beyond sad and yes this happens across the geographic spectrum with boys.
Now in 2020, society and women are saying WTF why are men so horrible and evil and vile?
Society celebrates the birth of a boy, and then gifts him with less touch then girls. It is something that has been in western civilization for an eternity.
Huh? How many ancient stories of the son coming back to kill the father?
People talk to toxic cultures of masculinity, and yet it has been blessing men at the blood alter of masculinity for tens of centuries over and over.
Then for those boys that survive and get trained to be empathic and sympathetic (or unmacho) ... time to slaughter them like pigs on the alter.
We all deserve more and better, but in 2020 it is the same ole same ole.