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Top Conservative Publication Attributes Newtown To Feminism: Shooting Occurred Because Women Ran The

12:46 pm - 12/19/2012
Top Conservative Publication Attributes Newtown To Feminism: Shooting Occurred Because Women Ran The School

If there were less women and more “male aggression” in Sandy Hook Elementary School, the massacre there never would have taken place, according to a contribution to a leading conservative magazine.

National Review, whose inhouse editorial suggested Newtown was the price of the Second Amendment, published a piece on Wednesday from anti-feminist Charlotte Allen suggesting the reason the shooter was able to kill so many students was because Newtown was a “feminized setting:”

There was not a single adult male on the school premises when the shooting occurred. In this school of 450 students, a sizeable number of whom were undoubtedly 11- and 12-year-old boys (it was a K–6 school), all the personnel — the teachers, the principal, the assistant principal, the school psychologist, the “reading specialist” — were female. There didn’t even seem to be a male janitor to heave his bucket at Adam Lanza’s knees. Women and small children are sitting ducks for mass-murderers. The principal, Dawn Hochsprung, seemed to have performed bravely. According to reports, she activated the school’s public-address system and also lunged at Lanza, before he shot her to death. Some of the teachers managed to save all or some of their charges by rushing them into closets or bathrooms. But in general, a feminized setting is a setting in which helpless passivity is the norm. Male aggression can be a good thing, as in protecting the weak — but it has been forced out of the culture of elementary schools and the education schools that train their personnel. Think of what Sandy Hook might have been like if a couple of male teachers who had played high-school football, or even some of the huskier 12-year-old boys, had converged on Lanza.

Via Jessica Valenti, who notes that this is extraordinarily “disrespectful to the female teachers and staff at Sandy Hook. Allen mentions their heroism as an anomalous aside rather than exceptional bravery that saved lives. The bravery of the women in Newtown – principal Dawn Hochsprung and psychologist Mary Sherlach who rushed the shooter before being killed, teacher Victoria Soto who died protecting her students, Kaitlin Roig and Abbey Clements who hid their students and calmed them – is remarkable.”

Allen went on to blame Lanza’s mother, saying “You simply can’t give a non-working, non-school-enrolled 20-year-old man free range of your home, much less your cache of weapons…Unfortunately, the idea of being an ‘adult’ and a ‘man’ once one has reached physical maturity seems to have faded out of our coddling culture.”

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atheistkathleen 20th-Dec-2012 02:25 am (UTC)
um i don't have enough wtf's for that article. and they need an editor, whoever wrote that intro made at least three grammatical errors.
rainbow_fish 20th-Dec-2012 02:26 am (UTC)
"There didn’t even seem to be a male janitor to heave his bucket at Adam Lanza’s knees. Women and small children are sitting ducks for mass-murderers"

Um, no. Everyone is a sitting duck when you have an attacker that A)has guns and B)they are fucking assault rifles with multiple round capability.
shipperx 20th-Dec-2012 04:51 am (UTC)
This.

Though I read a story about the male janitor. He risked his life warning people to hide!
hotcement 20th-Dec-2012 02:26 am (UTC)
There didn’t even seem to be a male janitor to heave his bucket at Adam Lanza’s knees. Women and small children are sitting ducks for mass-murderers.



and the poor damsels in distress who educate them!

oh my god and this part a feminized setting is a setting in which helpless passivity is the norm. Male aggression can be a good thing, as in protecting the weak — but it has been forced out of the culture of elementary schools and the education schools that train their personnel. Think of what Sandy Hook might have been like if a couple of male teachers who had played high-school football, or even some of the huskier 12-year-old boys, had converged on Lanza.

who the fuck

what the fuck
mollywobbles867 20th-Dec-2012 04:44 am (UTC)
Male aggression likely played a part in Lanza's mental state, ffs.
wrestlingdog 20th-Dec-2012 02:33 am (UTC)
Photobucket
highflyer8 20th-Dec-2012 06:55 pm (UTC)
yeah pretty much
schexyschteve 20th-Dec-2012 02:36 am (UTC)
Yay, misogyny, on top of victim blaming!
redstar826 20th-Dec-2012 02:39 am (UTC)
this school of 450 students, a sizeable number of whom were undoubtedly 11- and 12-year-old boys (it was a K–6 school)

actually, it was K-4. It would have taken the author like 30 seconds using google to find that info on the school's website.

all the personnel — the teachers, the principal, the assistant principal, the school psychologist, the “reading specialist” — were female.

again, looking at the school's website, one of their 4th grade teachers is male.

fucking basis research, how does it work?



corinn 20th-Dec-2012 03:03 am (UTC)
Also

There didn’t even seem to be a male janitor to heave his bucket at Adam Lanza’s knees.

Wasn't there also a male custodian who ran around yelling warnings and making sure doors were locked? Or does he not count because he made the ~feminized~ choice to make sure people were safe instead of grabbing a bucket and charging the gunman?

*barf*
lovedforaday 20th-Dec-2012 02:46 am (UTC)
I can't believe the intended audience for this dribble most likely ate this up.
homasse 20th-Dec-2012 02:48 am (UTC)
Internalized misogyny's a hell of a thing.
layweed 20th-Dec-2012 02:52 am (UTC)
What about Aurora, Colorado? What about Oak Creek, Wisconsin? What about Tuscon? Columbine? Virginia Tech? UT Tower Shootings? The DC Sniper? Fort Hood?
lovedforaday 20th-Dec-2012 02:56 am (UTC)
Who cares when a cheap point about how MEN RULE WOMEN DROOLZ can be made?

Edited at 2012-12-20 02:57 am (UTC)
ellonwye 20th-Dec-2012 02:55 am (UTC)
Everything is the fault of women, always.
amber_protocol 20th-Dec-2012 04:28 am (UTC)
Yep. First there was the article blaming feminism for making ~white menz feel disempowered (join the fucking club, shit heads) and being a reason for shootings like this happening and now ~omg feminisation of the school is also something that's also the problem. A man commits a mass shooting but it's apparently our fault that it happened. RIGHT.

*headdesks repeatedly*
caffeine_buzz 20th-Dec-2012 03:10 am (UTC)
If 'some of the huskier 12 year old boys' or 'male teachers who had played football' had rushed the shooter I imagine we would be mourning more victims, because attempting to head-on tackle a guy with a gun that can shoot off hundreds of rounds in a manner of seconds is a damn stupid idea. Real life is not a TV show where every gunman attended the Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy and all bullets miraculously miss the hero.
layweed 20th-Dec-2012 03:17 am (UTC)
Ikr? I don't get this "bumrush the shooter because you have the shield of impenetrable faith in god or oozing with testosterone" or whatever. That's not how the fucking world works. geez.
johnjie 20th-Dec-2012 03:25 am (UTC)
What did I just read

Is there a way to un-read it
simplefaith08 20th-Dec-2012 03:29 am (UTC)
Oh yes, let's put male aggression on a pedestal, as though it is the answer to all our problems! It's not like society's worship of male aggression would explain why the majority of these shooters are men, or anything...

(This piece is so gross, I literally feel morally bankrupt just reading it)
ultraelectric 20th-Dec-2012 03:35 am (UTC)
I read this on Think Progress than went to the actual National Review site and read it and, can I just say, I was really happy to see every comment smacking down the author and National Review for posting such vile bullshit.

This lady needs to step into the real world.
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borderline_mary 20th-Dec-2012 03:36 am (UTC)
shhh_its_s3cr3t 20th-Dec-2012 10:48 pm (UTC)
Me too, Hulk.
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