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A Possible Explanation Of Why There Are So Few Female Mass Murderers
Business Insider ^ | 12/18/2012 | Ryu Spaeth, The Week

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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: female; guncontrol; massmurder; psychiatry; psychology; secondamendment; violence
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1 posted on 12/18/2012 6:36:14 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Could be because the boys get those meds?


2 posted on 12/18/2012 6:43:34 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Because no one is out there saying females’ natural personality traits are “wrong” and need to be suppressed?


3 posted on 12/18/2012 6:45:03 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: SeekAndFind
... "the positive presence of a father in the life of a son constructing his hegemonic masculinity identity is a key means of preventing the emotional problems that trigger male violence."
Given the continued feminization of American men - not to mention the 50% to 70% illegitimate birth rate - we're doomed.
4 posted on 12/18/2012 6:46:04 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: SeekAndFind

I personally think most women who are that messed up just kill themselves by one of the more traditional female methods.


5 posted on 12/18/2012 6:46:39 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SeekAndFind
Is it really a mystery why most school shooters are male? Men are more aggressive than women on account of testosterone. Wacky men act out differently than wacky women do. What's next” asking why more women suffer from post-partum depression than men?
6 posted on 12/18/2012 6:48:46 AM PST by utahagen
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To: oh8eleven

Oprahfication of society is an evil.

(remember Oprah is Harpo backwards. A comic fool, a jester)


7 posted on 12/18/2012 6:49:18 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: SeekAndFind

Guess again:

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


8 posted on 12/18/2012 6:50:12 AM PST by stanne
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To: SeekAndFind
Its not so much that they don't commit mass murder as using different methods.

Famous Women Mass Murderers in Recent History
9 posted on 12/18/2012 6:51:02 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

Crazy women just make you wish you were dead.


10 posted on 12/18/2012 6:52:21 AM PST by Trailerpark Badass (So?)
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To: SeekAndFind
>>> 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. <<<<

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?

11 posted on 12/18/2012 6:52:21 AM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


12 posted on 12/18/2012 6:53:00 AM PST by Fido969
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To: utahagen

Ha! Only a lib could wonder why men are more aggressive the women.

Love your screen name.


13 posted on 12/18/2012 6:54:15 AM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: utahagen

lets see....

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.


14 posted on 12/18/2012 6:55:37 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: SeekAndFind

Brilliant, perceptive. Thanks for posting.


15 posted on 12/18/2012 6:55:51 AM PST by QBFimi (When gunpowder speaks, beasts listen.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

how about nurses killing all those old people?

Poisoning?

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.


16 posted on 12/18/2012 6:58:54 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Biggirl
"the positive presence of a father in the life of a son constructing his hegemonic masculinity identity is a key means of preventing the emotional problems that trigger male violence."

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.

17 posted on 12/18/2012 6:59:14 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Trailerpark Badass

18 posted on 12/18/2012 7:01:59 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Trailerpark Badass

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.”


19 posted on 12/18/2012 7:09:09 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: miss marmelstein
This scribbler has obviously attended all the right lib schools and taken notes in the gender studies classes. Only libs believe masculine violence is some sort of societal construct. As Hitler proved, every society has a percentage of males who can be easily turned into violent, mass killers by the right demagogue. Only tough societal sanctions and restrictions keep many males from acting on homicidal impulses. When certain functions are denigrated or taken away, like tough male parenting, many boys have no rudder to guide them or keep them from acting on those perverse impulses.

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.

20 posted on 12/18/2012 7:10:08 AM PST by driftless2
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To: stanne

Technically, that would be serial killing instead of mass murder. Mass murderers usually know their victims.


21 posted on 12/18/2012 7:11:18 AM PST by Renderofveils (My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music. - Nabokov)
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To: SeekAndFind

being socially awkward and a loner

That means no one especially girls paid ATTENTION to it.

the media knows this so they promise worldwide fame and the most massive attention to these losers. THIS is why these mass shooters do it to do something big, something important , to be somebody instead of a nothing. Now they will be known among the shakepeare’s , Newtons , etc.

Women do get constant attention especially from men . Men are always looking at women, asking them out ,hitting on them. but these loner mass shooters never had a girl hit on them.

The media know they are egging on the next star,promising them fame and immortality if they will just try to top or match the current mass shooter.

The mainstream media causes these shootings.

These idiots or psychos shoot people for the fame the media will give them.

The media makes these shooters household names.

And also it could be as simple as monkey see , monkey do .they see a male doing it so they identify with it . The media and advertisers know the power of images, repetition and the media are responsible .

The media and democrats are exploiting the mass shootings to take away our individual rights and to empower government.

In their sick mind they seek to be the next star, importance, to be important, better than being nothing ignored by all.


22 posted on 12/18/2012 7:16:32 AM PST by Democrat_media (media makes mass shooters household names to create more & take our guns)
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To: utahagen

“Is it really a mystery why most school shooters are male? Men are more aggressive than women on account of testosterone. Wacky men act out differently than wacky women do. What’s next” asking why more women suffer from post-partum depression than men?”

Bingo. To even ask the question reveals the stupidity of the questioner. Yes, there is such a thing as a stupid question.

To me, a more interesting question is, why is the majority of mass murderers white?


23 posted on 12/18/2012 7:16:48 AM PST by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: brownsfan

To me, a more interesting question is, why is the majority of mass murderers white?

Monkey see , monkey do. The media keeps putting out the same scenes. A loner idiot sees the constant media coverage and the glorifying of the perp and identifies with him( sees himself in that role). The media know this and egg them on , and promise them fame.


24 posted on 12/18/2012 7:19:46 AM PST by Democrat_media (media makes mass shooters household names to create more & take our guns)
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To: longtermmemmory
While I agree with everything you wrote with regard to how men are treated these days, and I concur that they have a right to be angry, I took the original question to be focused not on WHY the shooters are angry, but on HOW they manifest that anger. Approaching the question from that perspective, I stand by my assertion that the reason most school shooters are male is that men have much more testosterone than women, so males lunatics are more likely to shoot people than females lunatics are.
25 posted on 12/18/2012 7:19:59 AM PST by utahagen
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To: cripplecreek

I’m sorry CC but LOLOL!

;D


26 posted on 12/18/2012 7:22:13 AM PST by Salamander (If animals could speak, mankind would weep.)
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To: Biggirl

“Could be because the boys get those meds?”

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27 posted on 12/18/2012 7:27:05 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: brownsfan
To me, a more interesting question is, why is the majority of mass murderers white?

44 of the 62 were white. That's 71%
White Americans make up 72.4% of the population.

I'd say that mass murderers are in proportion to the racial make-up of the country. Race is NOT a factor.

28 posted on 12/18/2012 7:27:16 AM PST by kidd
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To: SeekAndFind

Female Mass Murderers: Major Cases and Motives
BY Katherine Ramsland

http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/notorious_murders/mass/female_mass_murderer/15.html


29 posted on 12/18/2012 7:28:41 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: SeekAndFind

Testosterone?


30 posted on 12/18/2012 7:30:45 AM PST by CityCenter (Compromise is the welcome mat to deception.)
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To: Renderofveils

The mother knows her child, there is no question about that.

Oh, there are technical differences, to be sure.

A mother killing her own child in the more heinous crime, here, though, and the numbers are more massive than anything in history, at least comparable.

Anyway, the murderer here knows the victim intimately. In fact, the victim’s cells are left in the mother/ murderer for life.


31 posted on 12/18/2012 7:31:17 AM PST by stanne
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To: kidd

” 44 of the 62 were white. That’s 71%
White Americans make up 72.4% of the population.

I’d say that mass murderers are in proportion to the racial make-up of the country. Race is NOT a factor.”

For some reason I thought the makeup of America was less than 72% white. Obviously I bought into the media narrative that white people are evil.

Thanks.


32 posted on 12/18/2012 7:32:07 AM PST by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: SeekAndFind
These mass murderers are usually LONERS. That's the key . They never got attention especially from the opposite sex.

Women , even average looking ones, get constant attention from men ( looking at them , flirtation, asking out etc). So these morons are starving for attention and are sexually frustrated also.

Men especially if they are awkward or weird will never get attention from women. The media gives these mass shooters the most massive attention ever, making them world famous household names even. So they do it for the fame and attention. the media know this and this is why the massive coverage about the perpetrator. Let's not give these psychos the attention they seek. Let's not give the media what the media want to empower government and to take away our individual rights (gun rights for one).

33 posted on 12/18/2012 7:35:41 AM PST by Democrat_media (media makes mass shooters household names to create more & take our guns)
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To: utahagen

It’s very common for male animals in the wild to go in and kill the offspring of another male animal in order to mate and prodice their own offspring. Lions do this, bears do this, wild dogs do this, etc. So maybe it just something imbedded in our nature.


34 posted on 12/18/2012 7:39:49 AM PST by CityCenter (Compromise is the welcome mat to deception.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Some interesting thoughts, but I think the author’s conclusions would also indicate a higher representation of minorities, yet 71% of these mass shooters were white.

If the root is fatherlessness, or some kind of macho drive, then that statistic still needs to be explained.


35 posted on 12/18/2012 7:43:09 AM PST by ArGee (Reality - what a concept.)
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To: longtermmemmory

(remember Oprah is Harpo backwards. A comic fool, a jester)

you made my day with this one (ha)


36 posted on 12/18/2012 7:58:07 AM PST by kimtom (USA on the Brink, Now Falling over the edge)
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To: brownsfan
To me, a more interesting question is, why is the majority of mass murderers white?
Inner city "utes" get the opportunity to vent their anger, rage and violence (usually against each other) via gangs.
Gangs, of course, are the substitute family, which actually promote "machismo" behavior ...
... while the suburban white boys are given drugs and told to act like girls.

37 posted on 12/18/2012 8:03:37 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: cripplecreek

Hilarious! I do love a woman with claws, and a sense of humor. Best behaviour keeps ya breathing :)


38 posted on 12/18/2012 8:12:43 AM PST by catbertz
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To: SeekAndFind
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.

Maybe they chose the cutoff of four so that the claim would be more dramatic. Amy Bishop shot six people in one incident, but only three of them died.

39 posted on 12/18/2012 8:16:50 AM PST by wideminded
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To: utahagen

Ban testosterone! Oh, wait, the libs, metrosexuals and gays already have.


40 posted on 12/18/2012 8:17:16 AM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: stanne

Your post exactly expresses my initial reaction to the article.

“Two patients enter an abortion clinic, only one comes out alive”!


41 posted on 12/18/2012 8:31:03 AM PST by Maudeen (Proverbs 3:5-6)
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To: Trailerpark Badass

“Crazy women just make you wish you were dead.”

Well, not always. :) At least not while they can keep you from figuring out how crazy they really are.


42 posted on 12/18/2012 8:40:56 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Some cultures are destined to remain stupid and we need to quit trying to uplift them.)
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To: longtermmemmory

>>> the author is focusing on the means, not the evil.

What I said is that focus was too narrow.

And thus any conclusion or whatver it arrived at, the point (so few female mass murderers) is not valid.


43 posted on 12/18/2012 8:44:48 AM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: bgill
I'm not anti-testosterone; I detest this culture's preference for girly-men over cowboys. I assert not that testosterone makes men lunatics, but that male lunatics’ manifestation of their lunacy is violent on account of testosterone. I simply find it risible that people are surprised that shooters are mostly male, as I would find it silly if people wondered why most bond traders are male. Men are naturally more aggressive than women. We used to know and acknowledge this. Being more naturally aggressive is not “bad”. In fact, if men weren't more naturally aggressive — as well as stronger — than women, we'd live all live under totalitarian regimes because women wouldn't fight back.
44 posted on 12/18/2012 8:48:11 AM PST by utahagen
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To: SeekAndFind

We’re trying to find causes other than the obvious for these mass shootings.

Beginning with Columbine, these shooters have 4 common traits.
Disconnected from a solid father,
mood altering drugs,
loners with few or no friends,
and heavily into computer gaming.

The father part affects the other three.


45 posted on 12/18/2012 8:53:04 AM PST by lurk
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To: SeekAndFind

1.2 million women kill every year in America.


46 posted on 12/18/2012 9:03:39 AM PST by donna (Pray for revival.)
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To: Biggirl
Could be because the boys get those meds?

I think the meds are a part of it, but they treat a symptom that the schools created.

The problem is that school boys and girls are at the age where their bodies begin growing rapidly. Schools used to have a thing called "recess" in the morning and afternoon to let the children go outside to run around and generally expend energy. This would tire them out so they could sit quietly in class and learn their lectures.

Many schools today have driven out recess, along with many other outlets for energy like band, PE, shop, etc., and replaced the time with social behavior modifaction classes on the environment, alternate lifestyles, and multi-culturalism.

With no outlet for their natural energy, boys are labeled as ADD and drugged by the schools until they graduate. While drugged, their emotions are also suppressed. They don't learn to deal with their emotions when they're young, so they are consumed by them when they graduate and are taken off the meds. All it takes is for a girlfriend to dump them, or another boy to court a girlfriend, or a best-friend to die or move away, and they explode from their pent up suppressed feelings.

That's my theory, anyway.

-PJ

47 posted on 12/18/2012 9:21:26 AM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Men have always been much more violent, going back way before feminism was an expressed or acted upon concept.

Occam’s razor—testosterone.


48 posted on 12/18/2012 9:29:38 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: SeekAndFind
"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."


Interesting. It would be interesting to know what the race was of the 17 male shooters that were not white. Considering the racial proportions of the population, it's very likely these attacks are mainly male, and evenly distributed proportionally across the races. Pointing out that white males do more of these events may only be due to the racial proportions of the populations, not that white males snap any more than a male of any other race...

Very interesting....

49 posted on 12/18/2012 10:11:51 AM PST by Dubh_Ghlase (Therefore, send not to know For whom the bell tolls, It tolls for thee.)
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To: utahagen

well it’s high testosterone that makes women more aggressive too. the female hormones make them more emotional.


50 posted on 12/18/2012 10:27:28 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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