“IN THE LAST THIRTY-THREE YEARS, 70 of the 71 mass murderers in the US had one thing in common—they were all men. Beyond that, most of them felt they were somehow being denied something that they should have been given. That attitude didn’t appear out of thin air. It was honed by our culture, generation after generation, perpetuating bad ideas and stereotypes over time.
Elliot Rodger is just the latest permutation of the guy who thinks that he is owed something and demands retribution. Rather than figure out that maybe he might not be communicating with women properly, he blamed their lack of interest on them.
The vast majority of men aren’t evil, though. It does us no good to vilify an entire gender. But our culture that perpetuates this attitude among a small minority of men needs to be scrutinized—so all men and women can feel safe to speak the truth.
If you’ve watched this and the only thing you took from it is that we’re blaming all men for this issue, then you need to hit play again. This isn’t about blaming men. It’s about calling out our CULTURE, which tends to encourage this line of thinking that a small percentage of men take to heart. If we don’t teach kids when they’re young, attitudes like this will continue to poison our society.” – Adam Mordecai
I started this piece in July 2104 intending to tie it in with the fact that they were not only almost entirely men, but that they were essentially all from one stereotype of the US male: white males with a “Christian” upbringing and a politically and socially “conservative” background and worldview.
Then I was going to tie that into the fact that most serial killers (not the same as mass murderers) were essentially all from the same stereotype: white males with a “Christian” upbringing and a politically and socially “conservative” background and worldview.
Then I was going to tie that into the fact that most serial rapists (and most of them are serial murderers) were essentially all white males with a “Christian” upbringing and a politically and socially “conservative” background and worldview.
And I was going to do a lot of research and show you all of the data that corroborates these statements but I got sidetracked and I think that most of you already know this is so even if you have never thought about it in these terms so this is where I end this brief article on these sick fellow humans . . .
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