The recent mass shootings in the US all have one thing in common: misogyny | Jessica Valenti

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The longer we ignore the toxic masculinity that underlies so many of these crimes, the more violence we’re enabling

The massacre at Santa Fe high school last week that left 10 people dead – most of them students – seems to have something in common with so many other mass shootings that happen in the US: misogyny. The shooter, one victim’s mother claims, targeted her daughter as the first victim because she rejected his continued harassing advances.

How many more tragedies have to happen before we recognize that misogyny kills? The longer we ignore the toxic masculinity that underlies so many of these crimes, the more violence we’re enabling.

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