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Between 1982 and mid-2013, there were 67 mass shootings across the United States. As Mother Jones reports, mass shootings are defined as the killing of four or more people, not including the killer, in a single event. Thirty of these shootings occurred between 2006 and 2013.
One crucial factor associated with violence is gender, a lens that dictates “proper” characteristics, interests, and even behavioral trends. While Lapierre wishes to placate our fears (and undermine demands for stricter gun laws) with talk of "monsters," a far more significant and undeniable fact about 66 of the past 67 mass murderers is that they were men. This is a fact that often goes without notice - or at least without acknowledgement. Even Michael Moore's thoughtful post-Sandy Hook discussion of American violence failed to identify the relevance of gender. Moore wrote that the slogan, "Guns don't kill people" is incomplete: "Guns don't kill people, Americans kill people." Given that the vast majority of our nation's violent acts, including gun violence, are perpetrated by men, a truer clarification of this saying would be: "Guns don't kill people, (far too many) American men kill people."
Men are responsible for the majority of violence in this nation. According to the FBI's 2010 statistics on crime, men made up 90 percent of the 11,000 murder offenders whose gender was known. Men also were responsible for 77 percent of aggravated assaults, 84 percent of burglaries, 82 percent of arsons, 74 percent of offenses against the family and children, and 99 percent of rapes. According to Futures without Violence, while three-quarters of those who commit family violence are men, women make up 84 percent of spousal-abuse victims and 86 percent of those abused by a romantic partner. Considering that men make up just 49.2 percent of the U.S. population, these statistics should be alarming. The many, many men who enact the majority of our nation's and the world's violence - are they monsters? And why are so many silent, including progressives, about the role gender socialization plays in violence?
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I personally feel it's an accumulation of the exploitation of slasher films which made their debut in the middle 70's, violence in movies, explicit violent video games and violent lyrics in music.
I believe it to be a mix of biology and psychology that leads to the male aggression. I read an article on male violence a while back and found it again to post here.
reply to post by FyreByrd
Patriarchy can have a bad effect on men just as it does on women, I know this from first-hand experience. What happens on the man's side of a Patriarchy is hardly ever looked at for some reason, but it can be explained rather simply.
A set of standards is applied to a population and those that do not comply are punished for it. There could be situations where someone is autistic, or not intelligent enough, or not perfect enough to meet the standards if they are raised too high.
In the United States in the past 5 years or so, the standards have started breaking into different factions, and with the misinformation in the news media on all sides, even someone who normally would be able to keep up because they make some sort of sense could end up being entirely confused.
Someone could have autism, someone could have a frontal lobe disorder, someone could be gay, there are at least a dozen reasons why a man would not be capable of meeting the standards of his Patriarchy and thus shorted on resources like food, water, shelter or whatever.
If pushed to this limit, as you can see, this is the reasoning behind the mass shootings, it's probably not good that I can reason it out like that lol, but I took a lot of psychology courses.
There is also the added condition of the S.S.R.I. medications. There is some evidence that it might not mix well with autism, for one, and I'm not saying the medicines are bad, I am saying in a lot of the mass shootings, they were discovered to have been involved.edit on 19-10-2013 by darkbake because: (no reason given)
Gender issues on the other side of things - how many females are slandered like Miley Cyrus because they actually think like guys and are logical and don't fit into the female stereotype? How many girls are feeling suppressed because they have to "act" like someone they aren't every day?edit on 19-10-2013 by darkbake because: (no reason given)