This reminds me of the PFC origins story from Robert Sapolsky. The power of 'maybe' biases human kind towards the possible, however improbable. This is the p.(x), where hope has nothing to do with it and probabilities are all that remain!
I wonder if the exclusion of women is more about the tempest tendencies within the male anatomy fine-tuned and projected towards our better angels? Civility negates barbarous acts of perimeter fences and outgroup power gradients and should not negate the femalist.