What creates a mass shooter? It might be the conditioning of men. | Michael Kaufman

September 3rd, 2019

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Give yourself the gift of knowledge — subscribe to Big Think Edge: http://bit.ly/bigthinkedge When you combine feelings of resentment with the societal praise of leaving one's mark, it forms a lethal cocktail. The common characteristic of mass shootings in America is that they are being perpetrated by men. Masculinity, in the modern day, still entails that men fight and act on their aggressive impulses. When men, who are taught to "leave their mark," experience isolation and loneliness, they often leave their stamp on horrendous atrocities. Michael Kaufman, PhD, is the co-founder of the White Ribbon Campaign, the largest effort in the world of men working to end violence against women. As a writer and speaker, he has worked across America and in almost 50 countries, including extensively with the United Nations, numerous governments, NGOs, and businesses. He is the author or editor of eight books on gender issues, on democracy and development studies, including The Guy's Guide to Feminism, Theorizing Masculinities, and most recently, The Time Has Come: Why Men Must Join the Gender Equality Revolution. https://amzn.to/2lC2sRF If you're interested in licensing this or any other Big Think clip for commercial or private use, contact our licensing partner Executive Interviews: https://www.executiveinterviews.biz/r... Read more at BigThink.com: Follow Big Think here: YouTube: http://goo.gl/CPTsV5 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BigThinkdotcom Twitter: https://twitter.com/bigthink