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

There

JustDucky 2 kids; Lubbock, TX, United States 1189 posts
Dec 15th '12

Confusion? The shootings last week in Aurora CO?

Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
Dec 15th '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
Dec 15th '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.

Renegade♥ 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indian Rocks Beach, FL, United States 5471 posts
Dec 15th '12

i think its very true.

Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
Dec 15th '12
Quoting Sarah
Renegade♥ 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indian Rocks Beach, FL, United States 5471 posts
Dec 15th '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
Dec 15th '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
Dec 15th '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
Dec 15th '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.

Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
Dec 15th '12
Quoting Sarah
SpaceCowgirl Due December 21; 3 kids; Oregon 20240 posts
Dec 15th '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
Dec 15th '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.

Ella Minnow Pea Delight, Arkansas 3914 posts
Dec 15th '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. "


I have no data to base my thoughts on, so this is just a theory from what I can recall from watching the news in recent years. Aren't black males also the ones who tend to make up most of the jail/prison population? If so, maybe they are more "sneaky" in going about their shootings and such in attempt to not get caught or get caught again--like they DON'T want that extra attention. Whereas obviously a mass murderer is deliberately seeking out that attention for whatever reason. White males typically get the least amount of attention in our society, since minorities and women are usually the focus of political and social issues. Maybe that's starting to get to some of them, though obviously I'm just guessing and putting some idea out there. haha

Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
Dec 15th '12
Quoting Dahling:" I have no data to base my thoughts on, so this is just a theory from what I can recall from watching ... [snip!] ... issues. Maybe that's starting to get to some of them, though obviously I'm just guessing and putting some idea out there. haha"


Erm, I don't think so. White male privilege is very evident in society. I think this may be a nature v. nurture issue. Are white males more prone to mental illness, aggression, etc.? Or are white males typically brought up in an environment where they are taught that their aggression/violence is more acceptable because they are male? I see where you are coming from though.