Men were not thought of as property or animals, they were just used that way. The fifteenth-century Incas did not have horses to speed messages over the long distances up and down mountain paths. The men were given coca leaves (cocaine), which allowed them to run fanher and faster. . . until they burned out.7 The good died young Unlike women-as-property, men were not to be protected – they were to be used and be disposable.

During the bubonic plagues in Europe (fourteenth century), men who carried the corpses were subject to catching the plague. Poor peasant men igaioti) volunteered to do this, though, for the money it gave them. Many died But their families were supported H

On the surface, it would appear that ihcgavoti corpse carriers had money and that the Inca runners had physical strength and power. But both knew they would be dying so their families could live If these were the rules made by men, what does it say about men that they made rules to sacrifice themselves for their families?