The great Yves Smith (have you gotten a copy of her book yet?) over at Naked Capitalism (which should be in everyone’s newsreader) has posted a great demonstration of the ways in which financial class behaves in a fashion very similar to cults and very class conscious. The post is a bit longish but worth everybody’s time if one wants a greater understanding of our overlords.
Smith does not go into the gender aspects of this but there is certainly no doubt that hypermasculinity plays a major part in what she discusses. Combined with the cultish and class-conscious, quasi-Randian aspects, this makes for a very dangerous mix, obviously.