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Thu Dec 20, 2012, 03:26 PM

Top Conservative Publication: Shooting Occurred Because Women Ran The School

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There was not a single adult male on the school premises when the shooting occurred. In this school of 450 students, a sizeable number of whom were undoubtedly 11- and 12-year-old boys (it was a K–6 school), all the personnel — the teachers, the principal, the assistant principal, the school psychologist, the “reading specialist” — were female. There didn’t even seem to be a male janitor to heave his bucket at Adam Lanza’s knees. Women and small children are sitting ducks for mass-murderers. The principal, Dawn Hochsprung, seemed to have performed bravely. According to reports, she activated the school’s public-address system and also lunged at Lanza, before he shot her to death. Some of the teachers managed to save all or some of their charges by rushing them into closets or bathrooms. But in general, a feminized setting is a setting in which helpless passivity is the norm. Male aggression can be a good thing, as in protecting the weak — but it has been forced out of the culture of elementary schools and the education schools that train their personnel. Think of what Sandy Hook might have been like if a couple of male teachers who had played high-school football, or even some of the huskier 12-year-old boys, had converged on Lanza.

Via Jessica Valenti, who notes that this is extraordinarily “disrespectful to the female teachers and staff at Sandy Hook. Allen mentions their heroism as an anomalous aside rather than exceptional bravery that saved lives. The bravery of the women in Newtown – principal Dawn Hochsprung and psychologist Mary Sherlach who rushed the shooter before being killed, teacher Victoria Soto who died protecting her students, Kaitlin Roig and Abbey Clements who hid their students and calmed them – is remarkable.”


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sheshe2 Dec 2012 OP
Jennicut Dec 2012 #1
Downwinder Dec 2012 #2
Jennicut Dec 2012 #4
Whovian Dec 2012 #3
Bucky Dec 2012 #5
yardwork Dec 2012 #6
EC Dec 2012 #7

Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 03:31 PM

1. Do conservatives realize that most elementary schools contain maybe one or

two male teachers at the most? The gym teacher is sometimes a man. There are sometimes men as teachers but most are 4th or 5th grade teachers. Teaching elementary school children is a profession dominated by women. I am taking courses to get my teaching degree while I sub. Not many guys in my classes.
Besides, women are plenty strong enough and the women in that school were brave and did not back down.

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Response to Jennicut (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 03:43 PM

2. Would like to see the "male"

that can walk through a stream of 223 fire.

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Response to Downwinder (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 03:51 PM

4. The answer is it makes no difference if you are a man or woman.

At Columbine, Dave Sanders died after trying to stop Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold. Their argument is crap.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 03:46 PM

3. I read this earlier in the morning today

 

and my head is still shaking.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 04:16 PM

5. Sigh. Yes, the real tragedy is there wasn't even a male janitor to "heave a bucket"

Let's unpack this thinking here: Real men can tackle guys firing semi automatics. Half men, like janitors, can at least heave a bucket at armed lunatics, which would of course incapacitate the shooter. Cause, you know, it's a bucket. Shame on all you liberals for denying buckets to our any-male-will-do-in-a-pinch custodians of the very cleaning utensils that would have saved lives.

Grief can cause a lack of coherent thinking. When grieving, therefor, it's not a good idea to publish your thoughts.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 04:18 PM

6. "...a feminized setting is a setting in which helpless passivity is the norm."

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 04:47 PM

7. When a person intends suicide with notoriety

they don't look for "an easy target" they look for the one that will make the biggest news splash.

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