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What Is it About Men That They're Committing These Horrible Massacres? | Alternet
"Are these shooters psychopaths or sociopaths? Maybe. But what’s a sociopath? It’s a person who lacks empathy. 'Well,' says Katz, 'we socialize empathy out of boys all the time.' If we aren’t allowing boys to experience and express vulnerability, pain, and fear because that’s somehow connected to weakness (a feminine quality), then how are they going to be able to relate to the experiences of others? 'Sociopathy is the extreme manifestation of the way we socialize boys in our society.'"

much more worth a read than that other piece on "why wasn't there a MALE janitor at sandy hook who could have thrown a bucket at the shooter etc etc"
alternet  essay  op-ed  massacre  gender  sociopathy  male  female  society  behavior  violence  empathy  crime  shooting  meghan_murphy  jackson_katz  1980s  1990s  2000s  2010s  2012  privilege  victim  anger  emotion 
december 2012 by cluebucket
Self-Reliant Film » Blog Archive » The Pornography of the Real
Jill Godmilow: The “pornography of the real” involves the highly suspect, psychic pleasure of viewing “the moving picture real” … a powerful pornographic interest in real people, real death, real destruction and real suffering, especially of “others”, commodities in film. These “pleasures” are not brought to our attention...

P. Harrill: "I think of storytelling as a kind of citizenship, so I don’t blame people for wanting to know the stories unfolding in Blacksburg, nor do I blame journalists for telling those stories. Still, how one gathers the facts, why you gather them, and the way you tell them can’t be separated from the story you’re telling."
self-reliant_film  paul_harrill  virginia_tech  massacre  reality  disaster  writing  essay  2007  jill_godmilow  film  journalism  decency  victim  witness  tv  blacksburg  virginia  21st_century 
october 2011 by cluebucket

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