One flaw in this argument maybe is the fact that all kinds of societies are different, not just from each other, but different from time to time according to what individuals compose it.
It probably has everything to do with who in a given tribe at a given time had what dominance of appetites and ego and what powers over other people around them. In some tribes, there would be gynocratic, matriarchal amazonian women whose build-up of legitimacy, skills and resource security made males kind of redundant appendages that could be traded out for status and amusement, while in that same tribe 20 years later, the amazons might all be dead or ugly with old age, and have their power replaced by a few ambitious and aggressive men intent on re-allocating their many daughters.
What we should be talking about are the impulses at work under the surface of social expressions, and how they can be realized and expressed in a way that does not harm people or initiate violence.
"Ah, those endless forests, and their horror-haunted gloom! For what eternities have I wandered through them, a timid, hunted creature, starting at the least sound, frightened of my own shadow, keyed-up, ever alert and vigilant, ready on the instant to dash away in mad flight for my life. For I was the prey of all manner of fierce life that dwelt in the forest, and it was in ecstasies of fear that I fled before the hunting monsters."
Jack london, "Before Adam"