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In The Last 33 Years, 70 Of The 71 Mass Murderers In The U.S. All Had 1 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.

In The Last 33 Years, 70 Of The 71 Mass Murderers In The U.S. All Had 1 Thing In Common

You could Like Laci Green on Facebook if you want to encourage people to call out stuff like this. And 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.

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