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Why are School shooters always male?

Discussion in 'Men's Issues' started by PopeADope, Aug 20, 2019.

  1. Saint Frankenstein

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    Well, most people who commit violent crime and murder in general are male. Same with serial killers. Males are just more likely to react with violence. Mass shooting just feeds the (distorted) male ego in a way that it doesn't with women.
     
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    They aren't always male. There have been female school shooters. The media just doesn't do 24/7 coverage about female shooters.
     
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    Because that is what they do when not busy raping....
     
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    Cleveland Elementary School shooting (San Diego) - Wikipedia
     
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    I think the link is largely just with poverty. I grew up in a predominantly white region and the crime was predominantly committed by poor white people with low educations.
     
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    There are female school shooters, but they are less than 5% of the total.
     
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    And I heard that every single person that had an abortion has been female. Should we spay ever female?
     
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    More males are on psychiatric drugs than female.

    White Americans are twice as likely to take psychiatric drugs as other racial groups

    Psychiatric Drugs: White Americans More Likely to Take Them | Time


    Many say those drugs aren't the problem.
    I would like to see the mental records of every shooter along with any meds they were on/have been hand fed.
     
  9. Nowhere Man

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    Probably because there's a shared hatred towards females from what people are saying.

    A Common Trait Among Mass Killers: Hatred Toward Women
     
  10. MikeDwight

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    Everybody's out of place in college. Whatever. No why would you have to meet or note one woman to want to kill all of them? Because there are 13 oscillations at the beginning of Ornette Coleman's Tribes of New York? OH!
     
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    From article from The Conversation


    "Our initial analysis of the school shooting data found some noteworthy patterns. All of the K-12 school shooters or would-be school shooters were..."
    Its a pretty interesting article showing commonalities between most of the shooters. 87 percent showed signs of crisis ahead of time "Often on social media."

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    Two years before he lined his schoolmates up against a classroom wall and executed them one by one, the student, who would become the gunman, tried to show his English teacher something important. He had quietly slid up his sleeves to reveal the cut marks running down his arms. The teacher panicked. A novice educator at the time, she had never been coached or trained in what to do in these situations, what to say or how to help. So she passed the student off to another teacher, who then filed a form with the principal’s office. She felt fairly certain nothing else came of it...."

    Its an interesting article and goes into detail on many commonalities between the shooters.

    Its a good idea to watch the movie "Bowling for Columbine" or to read the script. It brings up some additional conversation points. You can see some of the issues that create the atmosphere which lead to this: disparity, hopelessness, focus on tragedy in the media.
     
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    Isolation among peers is a pretty difficult feeling for anyone, particularly a young person, to deal with day after day, every day sadder and worse than the one before it. People mature at different ages. My guess is that they are unable to connect with their school friends, and they are forced to hang around with people that don't want to be around them. Probably they can't take a joke, don't grasp social graces well and want to connect but just can't. Probably they have experienced some bullying which feeds into their backward social experience. Dark feelings overwhelm and build, at first hidden but then impossible to hide and are themselves embarrassing and cause for shame.

    My suggestion is:
    I think that co-ed education complicates it significantly. You could probably end all of these shootings by separating the students into boys and girls schools and requiring more formality, more civil and rule based interaction. There would be some social cost to this, but it would probably get the job done. It might help with school discipline, too and result in more learning.
     
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    Wow OK your last post Brick just sounded like Drive-In-to campus people. Where's the refund line?
     
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    And, did you know, white people are WAY more likely to seek any sort of psychological and/or psychiatric help? So, by default, they're going to be taking more just because they go to doctors who deal with that more often.

    Physical and psychotropic medications, they aren't perfect. But what you go on about is on the level of conspiracy theory nonsense. You want to blame the pills for violence, but once again, there is no correlation there. Stop blaming them, because it ain't causing it. If you want to complain about something, tell people about the "Chemical Russian Roulette" that is the basis of all treatments with medications. Of course we know very well what treats infections of various sorts, but even then it's based on statistical outcomes, outcomes may vary, allergic reactions can happen, known unknowns and unknown unknowns, that sort of treatment can be problematic. Perhaps it was lack of foresight or technology limitations, but genetic tests for "drug compatibility" haven't been around very long.
     
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    And I think you are one who also said video games don't have an adverse effect. The new thread shows that wrong.
     
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    We were also told fluoride in water would have no adverse effects. Seems studies now link it with lower IQ with mothers who drank it while pregnant.
    There's a new thread about that also.

    On the flip side, if it was to become public knowledge about pchyciatric drugs link to anything, just imagine the $$billions it would cost in law suits alone.
     
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    Due to Republican legislation that protects corporations, it would depend on the state as in some states related companies/corporations would be immune to such law suits. And many of those drugs have studied for many decades now.
     
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    And I can throw out tons of books and articles saying it's wrong. Basic observation shows it's wrong. America has those games and movies and violence. Japan, Canada, and Sweden, they have violent media but not the social violence. How these things are tested in a lab, with hot sauce, those results just are not translating into world real violence.
     
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    Turn on a TV. The majority of commercials are lawyers suing for side effects of drugs, medical implants, etc.
     
  20. We Never Know

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    Read the study in the thread
     
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