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Not man enough? Buy a gun
On Friday, a young, white, suburban man left his mother's home and committed a massacre. Unfortunately, a narrative that should be shocking is starting to sound more like a tired trope.
Before the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter was identified, we could have guessed who he'd be. In the wake of the heartbreaking Newtown shooting, as we collectively mourn the loss of 20 young children and 7 adults, a lot of very necessary conversations have begun -- about gun control legislation and about greater federal funding for and access to mental health care. In addition to these indisputably important topics, we need to talk about this country's twisted vision of masculinity.
Of the 62 mass shootings that have occurred in the United States since , 61 have been committed by men. The average age of these men was 35, and 44 of the 61 male shooters were white, according to Mother Jones.
I don't believe that men are necessarily genetically predisposed to violence or that men are "worse" people than women. In fact, recent numbers on violent crime indicate that women are slowly beginning to close the gender gap for violent crime arrests.
I do think, however, that the statistics on men who massacre say something upsetting about the way we equate masculinity with physical power. That sentiment has never been so clear as in an advertisement for the. This morning author and activist Jessica Valenti tweeted an image of the ad:. Upon successful completion, they will be issued a temporary Man Card to proudly display to friends and family.
The Man Card is valid for one year. Visitors can also call into question or even revoke the Man Card of friends they feel have betrayed their manhood. The man in question will then have to defend himself, and their Man Card, by answering a series of questions geared towards proving indeed, they are worthy of retaining their card.
The fact that a company is selling deadly weapons based on the premise that it will up the purchaser's "man cred" is disturbing in itself. The message that it sends about what it means to be a man in America is even more so -- especially because, as Gawker reported, this campaign has been running for more than two years. Guns may not kill people on their own , but disaffected men with easy access to guns and little understanding of how to safely and sanely express their frustrations with the world certainly do.
These same men grew up in a country that glorifies male violence as entertainment. We need to start asking ourselves why we've let 30 years of mass shootings overwhelmingly committed by men occur without bothering to really question the pattern that emerges. Of course, I'm far from the first person to point out this connection. AlterNet's Chauncey DeVega asked two days ago why we're so reluctant to "delve deeper into the relationship s between whiteness, masculinity , and gun violence.
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5 Ways I’m Getting My “Man Card” Back and 5 Ways I’m Losing It [PHOTOS]
On Friday, a young, white, suburban man left his mother's home and committed a massacre. Unfortunately, a narrative that should be shocking is starting to sound more like a tired trope. Before the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter was identified, we could have guessed who he'd be. In the wake of the heartbreaking Newtown shooting, as we collectively mourn the loss of 20 young children and 7 adults, a lot of very necessary conversations have begun -- about gun control legislation and about greater federal funding for and access to mental health care. In addition to these indisputably important topics, we need to talk about this country's twisted vision of masculinity.
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Bushmaster Rifle Ad Reminds Us To Ask More About Masculinity And Gun Violence (PHOTO)
A Bushmaster AR, semi-automatic rifle, the type of gun the killer used in the Sandy school massacre. For more than a decade, the gun industry has operated as though it enjoyed full legal immunity. A bill signed by George W. But Thursday, in a landmark decision , the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled that a lawsuit Koskoff filed against Remington — the riflemaker that marketed the Bushmaster AR that Adam Lanza used to mow down 20 children and six teachers at Sandy Hook elementary school in before shooting himself — can move forward on narrow grounds. A Remington spokesperson told Rolling Stone the company has no comment on the case. In the decision, the majority argued that there would be clear instances where gun advertising would not be protected under federal law:. The extreme hypothetical, the court reasoned, makes the case for the Newtown lawsuit to go forward:. Once we accept the premise that Congress did not intend to immunize firearms suppliers who engage in truly unethical and irresponsible marketing practices promoting criminal conduct… it falls to a jury to decide whether the promotional schemes alleged in the present case rise to the level of illegal trade practices and whether fault for the tragedy can be laid at their feet. The case now offers the plaintiffs the opportunity for legal discovery, to pull back the curtain on the business practices of assault-rifle makers, much the way plaintiffs in tobacco legislation gained access and insight into the marketing practices of cigarette-makers in the s. See Also.
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A man card is not considered to be a literal card that one can print up and carry around however, some may print up man cards of their own to keep or pass out , a man card is something that a person is considered to have when they are sufficiently manly. One subtle implication made by the supposed ownership of man cards is that they can be revoked if, at any time, that person's behavior is deemed substandard for men. In many cultures, the awarding of a man card is considered to be automatic upon first reaching a certain stage of growth or age such as puberty, or reaching the ages of 13 or Generally, when a male transitions from boyhood to manhood, the man card is considered to be awarded.
Top definition. Man Card unknown. Requirement to be accepted as a respectable member of the male community. Can and should be revoked by other respectable males for doing non-respectable-male things.
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Still think I am just joking about this Man Card thing. There is an entire website designed around the Man Card. I wouldn't be a good author if I didn't give you real life examples of men who are permanent members of the Man Card Hall of Fame.
This post was fucking spot on man. I also work with computers for now and I see these people everywhere, try to bring up shit like this but they don't get it. Definitely agree with you on hunting! Luckily a friend of mine has some land we're planning on hitting it up next season. I've got some other possible candidates for the man card activity list: Wood working Martial arts Flying planes Sailing Anyway I just found this blog the other day and I'm loving it.
A New Sandy Hook Ruling Could Upend the Gun Industry
Но, приближаясь к рубильнику, Стратмор понял, что ему необходимо преодолеть еще одно препятствие - тело Чатрукьяна на ребрах охлаждения генератора. Вырубить электропитание и снова его включить значило лишь вызвать повторное замыкание. Труп надо передвинуть. Стратмор медленно приближался к застывшему в гротескной лозе телу, не сводя с него глаз. Он схватил убитого за запястье; кожа была похожа на обгоревший пенопласт, тело полностью обезвожено. Коммандер зажмурился, сильнее сжал запястье и потянул. Труп сдвинулся на несколько сантиметров.
Ответа не последовало. Сьюзан повернулась к Соши. - Выход в Интернет. Здесь есть браузер. Соши кивнула.
- Я воспользуюсь вашим лифтом. Сьюзан пойдет со. А вы останетесь.
Шекспир, - уточнил Хейл. - Гамлет. - Самообразование за тюремной решеткой. Хейл засмеялся.
Только его собственные утверждения в электронных посланиях. И конечно… ТРАНСТЕКСТ. Компьютер висел уже почти двадцать часов. Она, разумеется, знала, что были и другие программы, над которыми он работал так долго, программы, создать которые было куда легче, чем нераскрываемый алгоритм. Вирусы.
Клубы дыма начали вытекать из треснувших оконных рам. Сьюзан в отчаянии колотила в дверную панель, но все было бесполезно. Шифр, подумала. Кабинет постепенно утопал в дыму. Стало трудно дышать. Сьюзан бессильно прижалась к двери, за которой, всего в нескольких сантиметрах от нее, работала вентиляция, и упала, задыхаясь и судорожно хватая ртом воздух. Сьюзан закрыла глаза, но ее снова вывел из забытья голос Дэвида.
Он поклялся применять все свои знания, весь опыт, всю интуицию для защиты компьютеров агентства, стоивших не один миллион долларов. - Интуиция? - с вызовом проговорил. Не нужно интуиции, чтобы понять: никакая это не диагностика.