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Thu Dec 20, 2012, 12:22 PM

National Review Op-Ed Says Shooting Caused By ‘Too Many Women’ At School

Yeah. Don't know why my head exploded, reading this one... I should be used to psychotic wackjob ravings by now...

The ultra-conservative National Review, who earlier suggested that Newtown was the price of the Second Amendment, recently ran an editorial from rabid anti-feminist, Charlotte Allen, who implied that the shooter was able to kill with so ease due to Newtown being a “feminized setting”. That’s right, if it weren’t for all those damn ladies doing their nails, washing dishes and performing the Vagina Monologues then not a single kid would’ve been harmed.

"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. "


http://www.addictinginfo.org/2012/12/19/conservative-magazine-says-shooting-caused-by-too-many-women-at-school/

astoundedly,
Bright

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Reply National Review Op-Ed Says Shooting Caused By ‘Too Many Women’ At School (Original post)
TygrBright Dec 2012 OP
jsr Dec 2012 #1
SheilaT Dec 2012 #2
TygrBright Dec 2012 #3
KarenS Dec 2012 #4
TygrBright Dec 2012 #5
KarenS Dec 2012 #6
TrogL Dec 2012 #7
devilgrrl Dec 2012 #8
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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 12:25 PM

1. Goddamn cowards.

Still blaming the victims as usual.

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 12:31 PM

2. Yeah, the feminists have deliberately

shoved all of the men out of the elementary schools.

There are far more complicated reasons why it's mostly women at that level of teaching. There really need to be more men in elementary schools. but not for what this idiot thinks. An all-female or all-male workplace is almost never a good idea for reasons unrelated to gun violence, but totally pertinent to what each gender brings to the workplace.

Oh, and she also doesn't seem to know that there were no kids over the age of 9 or 10 at that school.

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Response to SheilaT (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 12:35 PM

3. Yep. I particularly like the bit about a janitor heaving a bucket.

Because, yanno, a male janitor heaving a bucket at him would have stopped Adam Lanza in his tracks!

And everyone knows women are too fragile and timid to heave buckets.

outragedly,
Bright

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 12:43 PM

4. aside from being totally ludicrous,,,, the article is factually wrong,,,,

the school is K-4 not 6,,,,, so there weren't any 12 yo boys present.

geez.

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Response to KarenS (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 12:52 PM

5. Well, it's an Op-Ed, not an article.

You can't expect wackjob flapmouths to actually glance at FACTS before they spew, after all.

sourly,
Bright

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Response to TygrBright (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 02:29 PM

6. oops,,, my bad, you're absolutely right on that,,,, n/t

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 03:43 PM

7. It gets crazier.

She showed up in the comments section for Charles Pierce's article and went completely batshit.

http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/charlotte-allen-newtown-shooting-comments-121912

Hey, Paula, yes I have been "under the weight of a rapist." When I was in my early 30s, some guy broke into my ground-floor Los Angeles apartment (I think he'd followed me home in his car, then loosened a screen to my kitchen window) and waited while I took a shower and got into bed. Then he switched the bedroom light on, and there he was, armed with one of my kitchen knives and about three times as strong as I was. He had a chokehold across my throat (I had the purple marks for weeks afterwards to prove it). I couldn't wrestle my way out of his grasp, although God knows I tried. He demanded that I take off my nightgown. But here's what I thought: "I'd rather die, yes die, than let you have your will with me." I had just one advantage over him: He couldn't exactly rape me while he had me in that chokehold with one hand and the other hand on the knife. So somewhere inside me came the solution: Scream your head off--because at the very least, there will be witnesses to your death. I screamed and screamed. To this day I have no idea where those screams came from (I think they came from the fact that I had decided not to be afraid of death). They turned out to be effective. He bolted out of my front door--and I had manage to awaken every one of my neighbors, who chased him down the front yard and also called the police. He was never caught, but I had managed to escape something truly horrifying. What have you done to fight evil, Paula? How has passivity paid off for you?

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Thu Dec 20, 2012, 04:30 PM

9. What A Worthless Read

 

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