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A Father’s Perspective on School Shootings in the United States: Considerations on Anger and Fear

  • Zachary Jernigan
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Abstract

School violence in the United States is a distinctly male phenomenon, demanding solutions that are gender specific. Male role models bear a greater burden to address issues of aggression and fear, the major contributing emotional factors to violence. Solutions to the problem are both culturally specific, relating to how American men communicate with younger men and male children, and politically specific, relating to reducing general access to firearms.

Keywords

Fatherhood Boyhood Masculinity Violence Schools Shootings United States US Aggression Gender 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zachary Jernigan
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  1. 1.New YorkUSA

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