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Many School Shooters, One Common Factor: A Warped View of Masculinity

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When discussing acts of mass violence, the media often portrays the perpetrator as a loner, outsider, social outcast, or some sort of deviant. When in fact these individuals are merely taking masculine socialization to its next logical step. This article highlights how white male perpetrators of mass violence are in fact conformists to norms of hegemonic masculinity who act out because they have been made to feel emasculated by society, and their own failures or shortcomings.

– Brett Goldberg

Read the article via Christian Science Monitor.

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