Reply
The Overwhelming Maleness of Mass Homicide Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
15th Dec '12

There

JustDucky 2 kids; Connecticut 1118 posts
15th Dec '12

Confusion? The shootings last week in Aurora CO?

Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
15th Dec '12
Quoting JustDucky:" Confusion? The shootings last week in Aurora CO?"


It's an older article, but it is still relevant considering the shootings yesterday were also perpetrated by a man.

SpaceCowgirl Due December 21; 3 kids; Oregon 20240 posts
15th Dec '12

I'd say it probably has to do with the fact that testosterone increases aggression.



I don't think we're helping things by sitting our teen boys in front of the xBox all day playing shooting games. Or letting them bully people on twitter and facebook all day - with very little real social interaction. Or by bombarding them with movies, tv shows, and news stories that depict violence all day, every day.

Sarah™ 1 child; Saskatoon, SK, Canada 34401 posts
status 15th Dec '12

its in their nature. males have always been more violent since the begining of time

Rebel♥ 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indian Rocks Beach, FL, United States 4998 posts
15th Dec '12

i think its very true.

Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
15th Dec '12
Quoting Sarah
Rebel♥ 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indian Rocks Beach, FL, United States 4998 posts
15th Dec '12
Quoting bbbt:" Isn't accepting that fueling the problem? "It's expected, he's a male." "


as a country right now yes thats fueling the problem, just accepting it and not trying to form outlets for there aggression. were told growing up not to hit and fighting wrong but aggression is a natural human feeling. were being told what were feeling is wrong but not giving a way to get that aggression out.

SpaceCowgirl Due December 21; 3 kids; Oregon 20240 posts
15th Dec '12

Isn't it odd that it's usually the white males that feel the need to go shoot up a public place?



I mean, minorities commit a lot of homicides, but I can't think of a single incident where it was a public place and they were trying to take down as many innocent people as possible.

Valor. 2 kids; El Paso, Texas 2226 posts
15th Dec '12

http://www.salon.com/2012/07/29/are_men_more_violent_salpart/



I think this article, in response to the one you initially posted, is a bit better.



I can definitely see how it's an issue worth being looked at. And I would be curious to see some solid findings on the matter.

Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
15th Dec '12
Quoting SpaceCowgirl:" Isn't it odd that it's usually the white males that feel the need to go shoot up a public place? I ... [snip!] ... think of a single incident where it was a public place and they were trying to take down as many innocent people as possible."


That is interesting. I've never noticed that before. Yet, black males are made out to be the most violent and dangerous.

Sarah™ 1 child; Saskatoon, SK, Canada 34401 posts
status 15th Dec '12
Quoting bbbt:" Isn't accepting that fueling the problem? "It's expected, he's a male." "


well what can anyone do about it? its true.

Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
15th Dec '12
Quoting Sarah
SpaceCowgirl Due December 21; 3 kids; Oregon 20240 posts
15th Dec '12
Quoting bbbt:" That is interesting. I've never noticed that before. Yet, black males are made out to be the most violent and dangerous. "


I think that's because, like your article stated, black males commit a higher percentage of total shootings. They just don't seem to be the ones who do it in public places with innocent people.



I have wondered this for a long time. Whether it's something in the white male's DNA, or if it's the way we are treating white males, or what.

Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
15th Dec '12
Quoting SpaceCowgirl:" I think that's because, like your article stated, black males commit a higher percentage of total shootings. ... [snip!] ... this for a long time. Whether it's something in the white male's DNA, or if it's the way we are treating white males, or what. "


Maybe white males are more prone to mental illness.