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I appreciate that you apply a gendered lens to this shooting and others. Too often we discuss mass shootings only through the lens of mental illness, when we also need to discuss societal norms of masculinity. This piece reminds me of Gloria Steinem’s now-classic article from Ms. magazine in which she became one of the first journalists to discuss the Columbine school shootings, and mass shootings in general, in relation to masculinity.

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