By Don Hazen Read on Alternet December 20, 2012 | The horrific massacre of schoolchildren and their teachers in Newtown, Connecticut, has unleashed an unprecedented debate about how to address the problem of mass violence in our country. There is an increasing sense that American society is incapable of protecting its citizens, including young children, the most vulnerable among us. Yes,...read more
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It has been just one week since the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre took place and many of us are still numb to the horror of what happened. My question is, are we brave enough to step out of our comfort zones, suspend all judgments, look long and hard at the big picture and implement lasting social change? There are a myriad of issues that have informed my life’s work and that are...read more
We have collected some of our favorite coverage of this horrific event. We are working on a larger piece that poses the question, “When will men, as the powerful demographic that they are, tire of the violence perpetrated in their name?” Stay tuned. Gender Split Over Newtown Shootings More women see a broader societal problem A striking gender gap has emerged in the way that people...read more
A Rowdy Tale, Told by Cellphone Cameras By STEPHEN HOLDEN From its opening scene, in which a potty-mouthed young stripper masturbates for a paying audience through her bedroom webcam, “King Kelly,” Andrew Neel’s furious satire of fame lust in the Internet age, made me chortle with contempt. Not for the movie, which is grimly moralistic, but for the unholy intersection of narcissism and...read more
The tragic murder of Kasandra Perkins at the hands of her boyfriend and professional football player Jovan Belcher was more than preventable, it was the product of a culture that refuses to treat domestic violence as the public health emergency that it is, choosing instead to coddle and fetishize a gun culture that makes such deaths commonplace. Don’t believe me? Consider the facts: The number...read more