Violence in masculinity
by Reach4Stars on November 18, 2015 - 5:54pm
Violence In Masculinity
In this blog, the writer talks about how the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting was linked to masculinity. The way it was linked to masculinity, was because when men see themselves as being forced into a corner and pushed out the man-box. This results in men trying to fit themselves back in man-box by using violence as another method to get back in. In this case, the shooter Adam Lanza was said to be bullied very badly throughout his years and sought that this violence was the only way to resolve his anger.
I believe that this blog relates to the movie because they both address how masculinity brings out violence in men. In the movie, the man talks about how the media portrays men. In these movies male actors use violence to inform men, that this is the way you should be, being soft is not what men are.
In the blog i read, the author talks about Adam Lanza and the slogan that is on a site where he bought his gun. The slogan said “Consider Your Man Card Reissued.”.With the slogan there was a gun present also. This quote was also shown in the movie as a statement to men, to tell men that if you do not like or play a part in violence then you are not a man, but if you are violent and have weapons that you are a real man.