“You can be a man, but do it in the garage or basement.”
In most of the American West, the entire region has always been a Man Cave, not only for invaders, but for the Warrior society natives.
Sadly, manly expression for some domestic males is confined to household “fixit” projects, like maintenance of the house, appliances and plumbing. Hence “Homo habilis” the Handy Man (thought to be extinct).
The garage however, can be a secret passage leading to the hunt for trophies of the Anthropocene: Note the common association of vehicles with “Paleolithic Goddess” imagery.
Of course, the man cave never really “went away.” Extravagant animal trophy rooms, and indeed, entire houses and museums, are still being built to house dead animals procured in both legal and illegal hunts.
Can men be “neutered” and remain men? That’s a rhetorical question.
When do men smile? After they’ve killed something.