Skip to comments.A Possible Explanation Of Why There Are So Few Female Mass Murderers
Posted on 12/18/2012 6:36:06 AM PST by SeekAndFind
The emerging profile of Adam Lanza, the suspected shooter in the school massacre in Newtown, Conn., is depressingly familiar.
He has been described as being socially awkward and a loner. He reportedly had Asperger's syndrome a high-performing form of autism and may have been afflicted by other psychiatric problems. And he was male. His sex almost goes without saying.
According to Mother Jones, 62 mass shootings defined as a single spree that killed at least four people have been carried out in the U.S. since 1982. Only one was perpetrated by a female.
In 2006, Jennifer San Marco fatally shot her former neighbor, then drove to work and killed six colleagues before turning her gun on herself. The rest of the massacres were carried out by males, 44 of whom were white.
What is the connection between gender and outbreaks of massive violence? A helpful way to approach the question is to look at the three main categories of mass murderers. There are "family annihilators," who, as the name suggests, turn on their families.
There are "set-and-run" or "hit-and-run" killers, who usually hide and try to avoid capture. Then there are "pseudocommandos," a category that would seem to include James Holmes, the suspected shooter in the July movie theater massacre in Aurora, Colo., and Seung-Hui Cho, who in 2007 killed 32 people during a rampage at Virginia Tech.
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Could be because the boys get those meds?
Because no one is out there saying females’ natural personality traits are “wrong” and need to be suppressed?
I personally think most women who are that messed up just kill themselves by one of the more traditional female methods.
Oprahfication of society is an evil.
(remember Oprah is Harpo backwards. A comic fool, a jester)
From American Life League:
Abortions in the United States
Total number of abortions in the U.S. 1973-2011: 54.5 million+
234 abortions per 1,000 live births (according to the Centers for Disease Control)
Abortions per year: 1.2 million
Abortions per day: 3,288
Abortions per hour: 137
9 abortions every 4 minutes
1 abortion every 26 seconds
Crazy women just make you wish you were dead.
Why only define ‘a single spree killed at 4 people’ with only ‘shootings’?
Is there any other form of killings that fits the bill but not with guns? Yes, yes, there is. So females don't do arsons, vehicular homicides or other types, either?
Men used to have to learn to deal with their emotions, but teachers don’t have the partience for tat any more, anyway they suppress those emotions when they come up.
Now we have a generation of grown boys who have no idea of their role and place in soceity.
Ha! Only a lib could wonder why men are more aggressive the women.
Love your screen name.
men are excluded from quotas except as to “not hire to meet quotas”
men have no access to scholarship set asides
men have their programs cut in favor of oprahfication (see women’s rowing in the desert taking money from wresling scholarships)
men are precluded from small business loans in favor of women.
politicians praise a female in a tiny business vs a male success in a big job creating business.
incompetence is hired over competence. (image rather than merit)
Women have no clue how to raise sons in the age of Oprah, Metrosexuals, and thought control political correctness.
IOW boys are not allowed to be boys.
Brilliant, perceptive. Thanks for posting.
how about nurses killing all those old people?
The mother who killed her own children?
The real issue here is guns guns guns. Not who was doing the killing.
the author is focusing on the means, not the evil.
I think that is the key sentence in your entire article. The meds, the public discussions as a mental health issue and all the libtard feel good crapola are ways to treat the symptoms without addressing the cause.
Subsidies for single motherhood, deposit your seed and disappear fatherhood, pretending that children can be just as responsibly raised by gays or lesbians are just some of the tools used by libtards to make war on the traditional family.
You can see it in their sneering indictment of the Ozzie and Harriett or Leave It to Beaver caricature. If some obscure species of minnow is dwindling due partly to irrigation in a dry year, their answer is to put millions of acres of prime agricultural land (and thousands of workers) out of production to save the obscure minnow.
But when their policies produce a decline of the traditional family, their policy prescriptions are to hasten this decline because it is so old fashioned and passe'. When fathers get the same respect that an obscure minnow species enjoy, this problem will begin to self-correct.
Women are just sneakier about it.
One Saturday morning my wife was making breakfast and I was on the phone with a friend. I made some smart ass comment about my wife doing her “womanly duty”. She didn’t say a word as she set a cup of coffee down in front of me.
It wasn’t till I took a good healthy chug of the coffee that I discovered that she had put several teaspoons of salt in it. She said “Just be glad it was salt....this time.”
In short, we don't need more feminized, metrosexual males to be good buddies to their sons, we need fathers who know when to be tough but fair with their wayward offspring.