Perpetuation of Violent Masculinity & Misogyny in Today’s Society

A week after the massacre in Isla Vista, a community near UC Santa Barbara, Laci Green’s video post (via Upworthy) hits the nail on the head. In addition to having conversations about how mental health, gun regulations/gun control and race intersect as ways to understand school shootings, Green highlights the need to discuss the perpetuation of violent masculinity. Green also highlights the need to include misogyny in the discussion about violent masculinity in order to understand how misogyny bleeds through today’s society. Misogyny has contributed to many accepting violence as a male characteristic and therefore, approving violence against women.

We, as a country, need to learn from our mistakes.. instead of watching more tragedies, like the one in Isla Vista, continue to take the lives of future leaders.