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Fri Mar 19, 2021, 07:37 PM

Things I do not ever need to hear or read about a shooter again

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/bad-faith-talk-about-shooter/2021/03/19/17d86fa2-8838-11eb-bfdf-4d36dab83a6d_story.html



An incomplete list of things I do not ever need to hear or read about a shooter again, especially one who targets women:

I do not need to hear that he “snapped,” “lost it” or “had a bad day.”

After he has taken the lives of six or eight or 14 other people, I am not inclined to care what kind of day he had.

I do not need to hear that he was heartbroken over a woman who dumped him/rejected him/ignored him. It is not the responsibility of women to pay attention to men to make sure those men do not shoot other people.

I do not particularly care whether his family was shocked.

I do not particularly care whether he did not resist arrest.

I do not need to hear about how he was a churchgoer, unless that revelation also comes with an acknowledgment that some faiths have historically taught such horrifying messages of misogyny and female subservience that “he went to church” is as much of an explanation as an expression of dumbfoundedness.

What kind of church? Is it a place where non-heterosexual people are viewed as sinful? Where purity culture twists normal desires into malignance? Where premarital sex is seen as such a moral failing that girls believe they are worthless if they have it? Where boys believe they should blame girls for making them want it at all?

I definitely do not need to hear about how he struggled with “temptation.”


More at the link. Things she wants to hear about are domestic abuse/violence and politicians increasing funding for mental health instead of cutting budgets.

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Reply Things I do not ever need to hear or read about a shooter again (Original post)
IronLionZion Mar 19 OP
dalton99a Mar 19 #1
Treefrog Mar 19 #2
IronLionZion Mar 19 #4
demtenjeep Mar 19 #3
Biophilic Mar 19 #5
crickets Mar 19 #6
smirkymonkey Mar 19 #7
calimary Mar 19 #8
Lord Ludd Mar 19 #9
love_katz Mar 19 #10
maxsolomon Mar 19 #11
speak easy Mar 19 #14
lunatica Mar 19 #12
speak easy Mar 19 #13
CaliforniaPeggy Mar 19 #15
Marie Marie Mar 19 #16
iluvtennis Mar 19 #17
BobTheSubgenius Mar 19 #18

Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Fri Mar 19, 2021, 07:40 PM

1. The mass murderer deserves punishment. Nothing else.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Fri Mar 19, 2021, 07:40 PM

2. Thank you for posting this. Perfectly said, whoever wrote it. Just absolutelyfuckingperfect!

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Response to Treefrog (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 19, 2021, 07:42 PM

4. Monica Hesse wrote it as an opinion/perspective piece nt

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Fri Mar 19, 2021, 07:42 PM

3. spot on

thank you

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Fri Mar 19, 2021, 07:51 PM

5. Yes!! This!! Thanks for posting this. No more of this crap. nt

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Fri Mar 19, 2021, 08:46 PM

6. Absolutely spot on. K&R

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Fri Mar 19, 2021, 08:51 PM

7. K&R

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Fri Mar 19, 2021, 09:15 PM

8. Yep. Every word.

I don't care what kind of excuse he offers.

Or what kind of "bad day" he had. He personally made sure his victims and their families all had WORSE.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Fri Mar 19, 2021, 09:25 PM

9. Eventually, depression over Trump's defeat will be used

as a reason, if it hasn't been used already.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Fri Mar 19, 2021, 09:43 PM

10. Huge kick and rec.!!!!!

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Fri Mar 19, 2021, 09:47 PM

11. Then don't read the background stories. Don't watch the Tee Vee.

Without that sort of detail, nothing distinguishes one White Terrorist Rampage Shooting from another.

It's the same damn story over and over. Mental illness, Anomie, and easy access to Semi-Automatic Firearms.

And we're not going to do a damn thing about any of them.

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Response to maxsolomon (Reply #11)

Fri Mar 19, 2021, 10:13 PM

14. I will take note, if it is established

that they were in a state of psychosis.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Fri Mar 19, 2021, 10:02 PM

12. Oppressive power over women is the externalization of hate

Men have long hated women for what they perceive is women’s power. Sexual desire is translated into women creating it and using it as power over men.

It’s crazy thinking.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Fri Mar 19, 2021, 10:11 PM

13. Or that they were led astray by 'bad influences'.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Fri Mar 19, 2021, 10:16 PM

15. A big fat K&R!

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Fri Mar 19, 2021, 10:20 PM

16. Well said.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Fri Mar 19, 2021, 10:27 PM

17. KnR. nt

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Fri Mar 19, 2021, 10:38 PM

18. Do we even need to know their names, or anything about them?

I don't know why people feel the need to give the story any oxygen at all?

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