My previous studies taught me that Mentor was a character from the Odyssey, where he was an old man who served as a teacher sent to guide the son of Odysseus, Telemachus. Except that Mentor really was the goddess Minerva in disguise. So I had thought it wise to avoid taking on the role of Mentor lest someone should mistake me for a goddess. What hadn't crossed my mind was how this was a view brought on by extremist sexism. Is it really the case that an ordinary male should be ashamed of the more honorable reputation of a woman? And not just any woman, but rather a goddess? Clearly my brain was clouded with testosterone. But then the flip side of it is that both the societies of ancient Greece and modern America are both so patriarchal that they cannot admit even having received critical life counseling from the divine if that divine being happens to be female. So from now on I shall only refer to Femtor rather than Mentor. Or perhaps I will start asking young people who your Femtor/Mentor is.