This is a comment by Monkey on the post “Bill Bennett Uses Aurora Shooting To Reinforce Own Bullshit Ideas Of Gender“.
“That’s interesting about Jesse Childress. What I find troubling is the expectation that a man sacrifice himself. Of course I would protect those who I was with – I would hope they would do the same for me.
“In 1989, a disturbed man shot several people in a university in Montreal. He injured people of both genders but was actively targeting (and indeed killed) only women. At one point he removed the men from a class at gunpoint and locked them in another room.
“In the aftermath the men (who were of course unarmed) were shamed by many for not defending the women. I think this was unfortunate – essentially their survivor’s guilt was legitimized.”
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