…emographic answer to the question was easy to answer. This was probably the action of a white male. In American society, men are significantly likelier than women to kill themselves, or to kill other people. And white males commit the majority of murderous attacks on groups of people outside of their commu…
I'm surprised by this. I thought women were more likely to commit suicide than men. I also had no idea that suicide was so prevalent.
Thank you for a really interesting and thought-provoking piece. I agree that people who murder others are also mentally ill. It seems to me that saying otherwise is part of a perverse patriarchal system which glorifies violence as "masculine." Changing our definition of masculine to recognize honesty, integrity, loyalty and strength but not violence would probably help.