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I just watched a news report this morning. A little girl who survived the shooting said she wanted to tell her story, but she was terrified to be in the presence of men. The news channel wanted the scoop, so they had a female reporter interview the little girl, but then the female reporter explained to the male reporter what she said, like she was a child sent on an errand, and the male reporter would basically repeat it to the camera! Why wouldn't the female reporter deliver to the story straight to the camera? Why does a male reporter need to be involved at all?

And I wonder which shitbag is going to attack this 4th grade girl for saying she's afraid of men after being shot by one? If it's ok for her to not want to interact with strange men after being the victim of male violence, why does every other woman and girl not get the same right? Most of us have been victimized by males at one point or another. And why aren't we allowed to prevent being victimized by men? We have to wait until they attack us and then beg for an exemption to being around their violence? I'm just so pissed and disgusted in general with this clown world.

[–] Goshenite 13 points Edited

Yes! That interview bothered me so much. It was so awkward with the male reporter the dynamic caused the woman reporter to like shape shift during the interview. It was super weird and almost added to the trauma. I mean I found the exchange to bring me anxiety. You are right. The female reporter should have just done the whole thing and mentioned the dynamic. Imagine that little girl being able to put into words or communicate to someone what she needed to be successful. To not be around a male. I get choked up thinking of her having to name it. Edit- I gotta add I get choked up but then the ends of my mouth turn up. It's not smile cause my brow furrows. Perhaps a dose of anger mixed some other stuff. I feel like this story needs to be shared. This is a real thing. Men are scary.

I wonder if the interview was set up to be so intentionally awkward to really drive the point home that the girl wanted a female interviewer and that this is a male issue. Like to me that makes it stick out much more.

If they had just had the female interviewer, no one would have thought twice about it. If they had her and they even mentioned the girl specifically requested her at the beginning, some viewers might tune in later and not think anything of it.

This way, viewers who catch the second half might think, “Why are they doing the interview so weirdly? She can’t be deaf and they’re all speaking English so it can’t be a translation issue. Did I miss something? Let me look and see if I can find this clip to watch it over.” In my experience 99.99999% of people have no curiosity about anything ever, but for the rest of us it could really be enlightening.

They also could have just reiterated SHES AFRAID OF MEN every minute or so, but imagine the crying and whining and death threats. Not worth it.

To me it’s a clever way to drive the point home without idiot males getting their feelings too badly hurt.

Yes, it's terrible. In the Uvalde shooting, 14 girls, 2 adults and 5 boys were shot and killed by an 18 year old boy. The mass shooter in Buffalo just days earlier was also a boy, 18.

[–] Romarida [OP] 15 points Edited

I saw a post on FB listing the following school shootings.

  • Thurston High School
  • Columbine High School
  • Heritage High School
  • Deming Middle School
  • Fort Gibson Middle School
  • Buell Elementary School
  • Lake Worth Middle School
  • University of Arkansas
  • Junipero Serra High School
  • Santana High School
  • Bishop Neumann High School
  • Pacific Lutheran University
  • Granite Hills High School
  • Lew Wallace High School
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. High School
  • Appalachian School of Law
  • Washington High School
  • Conception Abbey
  • Benjamin Tasker Middle School
  • University of Arizona
  • Lincoln High School
  • John McDonogh High School
  • Red Lion Area Junior High School
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Rocori High School
  • Ballou High School
  • Randallstown High School
  • Bowen High School
  • Red Lake Senior High School
  • Harlan Community Academy High School
  • Campbell County High School
  • Milwee Middle School
  • Roseburg High School
  • Pine Middle School
  • Essex Elementary School
  • Duquesne University
  • Platte Canyon High School
  • Weston High School
  • West Nickel Mines School
  • Joplin Memorial Middle School
  • Henry Foss High School
  • Compton Centennial High School
  • Virginia Tech
  • Success Tech Academy
  • Miami Carol City Senior High School
  • Hamilton High School
  • Louisiana Technical College
  • Mitchell High School
  • E.O. Green Junior High School
  • Northern Illinois University
  • Lakota Middle School
  • Knoxville Central High School
  • Willoughby South High School
  • Henry Ford High School
  • University of Central Arkansas
  • Dillard High School
  • Dunbar High School
  • Hampton University
  • Harvard College
  • Larose-Cut Off Middle School
  • International Studies Academy
  • Skyline College
  • Discovery Middle School
  • University of Alabama
  • DeKalb School
  • Deer Creek Middle School
  • Ohio State University
  • Mumford High School
  • University of Texas
  • Kelly Elementary School
  • Marinette High School
  • Aurora Central High School
  • Millard South High School
  • Martinsville West Middle School
  • Worthing High School
  • Millard South High School
  • Highlands Intermediate School
  • Cape Fear High School
  • Chardon High School
  • Episcopal School of Jacksonville
  • Oikos University
  • Hamilton High School
  • Perry Hall School
  • Normal Community High School
  • University of South Alabama
  • Banner Academy South
  • University of Southern California
  • Sandy Hook Elementary School
  • Apostolic Revival Center Christian School
  • Taft Union High School
  • Osborn High School
  • Stevens Institute of Business and Arts
  • Hazard Community and Technical College
  • Chicago State University
  • Lone Star College-North
  • Cesar Chavez High School
  • Price Middle School
  • University of Central Florida
  • New River Community College
  • Grambling State University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Ossie Ware Mitchell Middle School
  • Ronald E. McNair Discovery Academy
  • North Panola High School
  • Carver High School
  • Agape Christian Academy
  • Sparks Middle School
  • North Carolina A&T State University
  • Stephenson High School
  • Brashear High School
  • West Orange High School
  • Arapahoe High School
  • Edison High School
  • Liberty Technology Magnet High School
  • Hillhouse High School
  • Berrendo Middle School
  • Purdue University
  • South Carolina State University
  • Los Angeles Valley College
  • Charles F. Brush High School
  • University of Southern California
  • Georgia Regents University
  • Academy of Knowledge Preschool
  • Benjamin Banneker High School
  • D. H. Conley High School
  • East English Village Preparatory Academy
  • Paine College
  • Georgia Gwinnett College
  • John F. Kennedy High School
  • Seattle Pacific University
  • Reynolds High School
  • Indiana State University
  • Albemarle High School
  • Fern Creek Traditional High School
  • Langston Hughes High School
  • Marysville Pilchuck High School
  • Florida State University
  • Miami Carol City High School
  • Rogers State University
  • Rosemary Anderson High School
  • Wisconsin Lutheran High School
  • Frederick High School
  • Tenaya Middle School
  • Bethune-Cookman University
  • Pershing Elementary School
  • Wayne Community College
  • J.B. Martin Middle School
  • Southwestern Classical Academy
  • Savannah State University
  • Harrisburg High School
  • Umpqua Community College
  • Northern Arizona University
  • Texas Southern University
  • Tennessee State University
  • Winston-Salem State University
  • Mojave High School
  • Lawrence Central High School
  • Franklin High School
  • Muskegon Heights High School
  • Independence High School
  • Madison High School
  • Antigo High School
  • University of California-Los Angeles
  • Jeremiah Burke High School
  • Alpine High School
  • Townville Elementary School
  • Vigor High School
  • Linden McKinley STEM Academy
  • June Jordan High School for Equity
  • Union Middle School
  • Mueller Park Junior High School
  • West Liberty-Salem High School
  • University of Washington
  • King City High School
  • North Park Elementary School
  • North Lake College
  • Freeman High School
  • Mattoon High School
  • Rancho Tehama Elementary School
  • Aztec High School
  • Wake Forest University
  • Italy High School
  • NET Charter High School
  • Marshall County High School
  • Sal Castro Middle School
  • Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
  • Great Mills High School
  • Central Michigan University
  • Huffman High School
  • Frederick Douglass High School
  • Forest High School
  • Highland High School
  • Dixon High School
  • Santa Fe High School
  • Noblesville West Middle School
  • University of North Carolina Charlotte
  • STEM School Highlands Ranch
  • Edgewood High School
  • Palm Beach Central High School
  • Providence Career & Technical Academy
  • Fairley High School (school bus)
  • Canyon Springs High School
  • Dennis Intermediate School
  • Florida International University
  • Central Elementary School
  • Cascade Middle School
  • Davidson High School
  • Prairie View A & M University
  • Altascocita High School
  • Central Academy of Excellence
  • Cleveland High School
  • Robert E. Lee High School
  • Cheyenne South High School
  • Grambling State University
  • Blountsville Elementary School
  • Holmes County, Mississippi (school bus)
  • Prescott High School
  • College of the Mainland
  • Wynbrooke Elementary School
  • UNC Charlotte
  • Riverview Florida (school bus)
  • Second Chance High School
  • Carman-Ainsworth High School
  • Williwaw Elementary School
  • Monroe Clark Middle School
  • Central Catholic High School
  • Jeanette High School
  • Eastern Hills High School
  • DeAnza High School
  • Ridgway High School
  • Reginald F. Lewis High School
  • Saugus High School
  • Pleasantville High School
  • Waukesha South High School
  • Oshkosh High School
  • Catholic Academy of New Haven
  • Bellaire High School
  • North Crowley High School
  • McAuliffe Elementary School
  • South Oak Cliff High School
  • Texas A&M University-Commerce
  • Sonora High School
  • Western Illinois University
  • Oxford High School
  • Robb Elementary School

This list ONLY encompasses May 21 1998 - May 24 2022.

There are hundreds more USA school shootings that aren't on this list. I don't know why the author of the list decided to stop at May 21 1998, Wikipedia lists back to the 1800s.

I had the thought to try to compile a list of the names of as many victims of USA school shootings as I could find reference to, so today I started to.

Instead of ending up with a very comprehensive list of victims (I kept getting side-tracked by specific accounts of specific shootings), I ended up with a very comprehensive confirmation of what feminists everywhere already know.

USA school shootings are male violence.

It is INSANE how we have not ever seen federally mandated funding for secure schools. I'm in favor of gun control, but our political climate is so fucked up that I really don't know how it will happen...I mean, look at women's rights.

However, I am absolutely astounded that the most common sense measure of funding schools in order to have them be secured through various measures like metal detectors, panic buttons, bullet proof doors, gates, doors that cannot be unlocked from outside, etc. has never even been mentioned or put to a vote by our governing body. Why is there no bipartisan effort to do ANYTHING, anything at all to protect children in a way that could be even SLIGHTLY effective? Instead we get gun control vs no gun control arguments that never lead anywhere. NO actionable measures taken, despite the ever climbing death toll. Constant squabbling while children remain fodder for future atrocities. It sickens me.

I'm so fucking tired of seeing children die.

We all have to admit it's pretty hard to come up with safe measures for children in schools when children in schools are attacking children in schools.

Like the shooters know the active shooter plan for the school. They go there.

It's a big fucking mess.

And then with the Supreme Court legislating that cops aren't duty bound to protect the public...

[–] [Deleted] 3 points Edited

Security checks and metal detectors at the entrance could help. I'm certainly not a security expert, but I don't think a child could sneak a gun through a metal detector. I've been in schools where locked doors to get into the main part of the school have to be buzzed open by an attendant in the office..There should be no way for an outsider to enter without proper vetting...so many shooters are just walking into schools. Obviously any security measures will have flaws, but if it could help prevent loss of life, it should be enacted. EDIT: Gvt could consult with security experts and military to come up with a plan...it just doesn't sit right with me that absolutely NOTHING is on the table.

We have to change SCOTUS too. Honestly we should burn the whole system and restart. There's so much cancer in our government. Unfortunately...our populace is...combative and often poorly educated, so we wouldn't have much luck in finding a system anyone agrees on.

Factors contributing to mass shooters: Male mass shooters combined with the easy access to high capacity magazines and assault weapons.

NPR article “Why Nearly All Mass Shooters Are Men” March 27, 2021.

A staggering 98% of these crimes have been committed by men, according to The Violence Project, a nonpartisan research group that tracks U.S. mass shooting data dating back to 1966.

"Men just are generally more violent," said the group's president, Jillian Peterson, a forensic psychologist and professor of criminology and criminal justice at Hamline University. "There are many theories as to why that is." As NPR has reported, researchers say that men, more than women, tend to externalize their problems and look for others to blame, which can translate into anger and violence. And when women do choose violence, guns are not typically their weapon of choice.

If men vastly outnumber women as mass shooters, those perpetrators are often a model for the next male shooters, who "see themselves in them," Peterson said, a phenomenon that she noted is particularly true among young, white men. Violence Project data show that white men are disproportionately responsible for mass shootings more than any other group.

https://archive.ph/znrnt

The ease of obtaining large capacity magazines for assault weapons. A study from John Hopkins.

In a 2020 paper, Dr. Koper found that fatal mass shootings with LCMs have 60%–67% higher fatality counts and 100%–200% higher wounding counts than mass shootings without LCMs. A study that looked at active-shooter scenarios [found that] the use of an assault rifle with an LCM had twice as high fatality counts and 81% higher numbers of victims with nonfatal gunshot wounds than in shootings committed with other types of firearms.

https://archive.ph/63GlS

This study published in Criminology and Public Policy in 2020:

Evidence concerning the regulation of firearms design, sale, and carrying on fatal mass shootings in the United States

Daniel W. Webster, Alexander D. McCourt, Cassandra K. Crifasi, Marisa D. Booty, Elizabeth A. Stuart

First published: 30 January 2020| https://doi.org/10.1111/1745-9133.12487|

https://archive.ph/q0nOP#

Abstract

Research Summary

We used data from the FBI's Supplemental Homicide Reports and other publicly available databases to calculate state-level annual incidence of fatal mass shootings for 1984–2017. Negative binomial regression models were used to estimate the associations between changes in key gun laws and fatal mass shootings. Handgun purchaser licensing laws and bans of large-capacity magazines (LCMs) were associated with significant reductions in the incidence of fatal mass shootings.

Other laws commonly advocated as solutions to mass shootings—comprehensive background checks, assault weapons bans, and de-regulation of civilian concealed carry of firearms—were unrelated to fatal mass shootings.

Policy Implications

Our findings suggest that laws requiring firearm purchasers to be licensed through a background check process supported by fingerprints and laws banning LCMs are the most effective gun policies for reducing fatal mass shootings.

I am soooo angry at the GOP right now. They are heartless, gutless, selfish POS. Children deserve to feel safe. We've created two generations now of American children who fear going to school and being shot by guns.

Our gun violence is out of control and the Republicans refuse to compromise even on policies that 90% of Americans want.

"But ONE woman did it ONE time!!! So you cannot say it's MALE violence!!!!" /s

[–] Romarida [OP] 1 points Edited

Hm weird though how I did just say it. And I'll say it again. School shootings are male violence!

I know you're being sarcastic. I'm just fed up with the situation.

Sorry for the clumsy post. It's my first post on Ovarit and I have never posted on Reddit.

Since this is a link to wikipedia not a news source, i feel changing the title is okay. If you share a news article or blog it's the sitewide guideline to keep the title as is. And welcome to Ovarit!

I just didn't know how to write the body of the post initially. But I found my feet now. Thanks for the welcome.