Jump to content

It took less than a week for the crazies to emerge!
Newtown shootings


  • Please log in to reply
34 replies to this topic

#1 Liv_FERAL_sh

Posted 20 December 2012 - 08:36 AM

EB, I hope you will all join me in collective impotent outrage at this article!

Yes it was published in the national review which is an american conservative publication and as such should be viewed with scorn...but the fact that woman could write this, and a publication could publish it just makes me want to perform violent acts on people!

I think this woman needs to spend a bit of time on here, there is no way a 'feminised' environment is passive or weak!

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/335...-nro-symposium#

#2 raone

Posted 20 December 2012 - 08:41 AM

No words whatsoever. Is this lady from the stone age. I think a football playing male would have died just as easily against an assualt weapon.

#3 Cranky Old Woman

Posted 20 December 2012 - 08:45 AM

Ah, of course, a husky 12 year old boy could stop a bullet in its tracks probably catching in his teeth and tackling a deranged killer barehanded.  wacko.gif Crazy doesn't even begin to describe that woman.

#4 CountryFeral

Posted 20 December 2012 - 08:45 AM

For once in my life the 'comments' under an article have soothed rather than further inflamed my fury.

Moronic writer writes moronic article.  But at least it seemed to have shaken some sane folk out of the woodwork to refute her.  Nice.

#5 premmie_29weeks

Posted 20 December 2012 - 08:47 AM

I don't think bravery has anything to do with gender. But I do understand where she is coming from regarding the 20 year old boy with no job, no continuing education living at home and being idle. Idlesness and social isolation are a pretty horrible combination, particularly in the gunman who seems to be known to already have some mental health issues...

#6 Hayleymumof3

Posted 20 December 2012 - 08:51 AM

QUOTE
But I do understand where she is coming from regarding the 20 year old boy with no job, no continuing education living at home and being idle. Idlesness and social isolation are a pretty horrible combination, particularly in the gunman who seems to be known to already have some mental health issues...


huh.gif really?  So you think all loners are going to go out and go on a murdering rampage?  huh.gif

You think these crazies are bad I have seen people trying to link this to Vaccinations and anti depressants

http://ssristories.com/index.php

QUOTE
Is anyone is deluded by thinking the mass shootings in the US r because of the availability of guns? Index 2 SSRI Stories http://ow.ly/g96Bx
  From the Australian Vaccination Network facebook page http://www.facebook.com/avn.living.wisdom

#7 chic mummy

Posted 20 December 2012 - 08:53 AM

what a flipping idiot to write something so stupid. she'd be singing a different tune if her children were involved and she'd be writing about how courageous the teachers were. female or not.

#8 Cat People

Posted 20 December 2012 - 08:56 AM

QUOTE (premmie_29weeks @ 20/12/2012, 09:47 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
But I do understand where she is coming from regarding the 20 year old boy with no job, no continuing education living at home and being idle. Idlesness and social isolation are a pretty horrible combination, particularly in the gunman who seems to be known to already have some mental health issues...


But her solution was to kick him out of the family home?

Surprisingly the article raised no emotion in me.  It was so ridiculous it wasn't worth my angst.


#9 premmie_29weeks

Posted 20 December 2012 - 08:58 AM

I don't mean that at all, just that having no job, no continuing education and nothing to do all day can't be seen as a good thing for anyone. Much less an already socially isolated, unstable and unhappy person.

The rest is garbage...

Edited by premmie_29weeks, 20 December 2012 - 08:59 AM.


#10 Hayleymumof3

Posted 20 December 2012 - 08:59 AM

QUOTE
I don't mean that at all, just that having no job, no continuing education and nothing to do all day can't be seen as a good thing.


ohmy.gif I am going to turn into a mass murder thanks for that warning.

#11 kboomba

Posted 20 December 2012 - 09:00 AM

Professor Loganathan
Christopher Bishop
Liviu Lebresco

All male teachers at Virginia Tech who lost their lives in that massacre.

That woman really is crazy.

#12 Expelliarmus

Posted 20 December 2012 - 09:00 AM

Examining the school layout after the fact is hardly relevant to teachers trying to protect children during a shooting when they don't know where the gunman is!

You risk running INTO the gunman, not away from, you risk children running off - has she tried to herd 15-25 small children anywhere?!?!? And if you are in your classroom you don't know what's going on and are effectively blind. What honestly did she expect teachers to do with 6 year olds? You can't run with them! They'd be terrified. You cN't creep silently through school corridors checking where the gunman is. Sure, run if you are by yourself - and some of the children did run - right past the gunman - but they did the right thing to hide. Yes 20 children died, but the intercom system activation and hiding the children saved over 400 lives.

That they were female had nothing to do with it. Male teachers would have done the same thing it's part of the drills.

#13 Liv_FERAL_sh

Posted 20 December 2012 - 09:04 AM

What I particularly loved was that the principle throwing herself at a gunman was 'seemingly' heroic...I assume from that statement that had a man thrown himself at a gunman that would have been LITERALLY heroic...or perhaps she thinks men have superpowers....maybe she was confusing the real world with Thor comics?

Ugh, I'm just disgusted. The women in that school were bloody heroic, to have this mouth breather negate their actions because they have vaginas is beyond appalling!

#14 Walkers

Posted 20 December 2012 - 09:04 AM

Just another armchair expert that probably watches a little too much 'I Survived'.

#15 FeralZombieMum

Posted 20 December 2012 - 09:04 AM

Wow.


I guess she's missed one important point when she talks about no adult males around the school.

How many females have been behind mass shootings?



QUOTE
Parents of sick children need to be realistic about them.


QUOTE
You simply can’t give a non-working, non-school-enrolled 20-year-old man free range of your home, much less your cache of weapons. You have to set boundaries. You have to say, “You can’t live here anymore — you’re an adult, and it’s time for you to be a man. We’ll give you all the support you need, but we won’t be enablers.” Unfortunately, the idea of being an “adult” and a “man” once one has reached physical maturity seems to have faded out of our coddling culture.

Can't believe the ignorance in her words!


#16 Jax12

Posted 20 December 2012 - 09:04 AM

QUOTE (hayleymumof3 @ 20/12/2012, 06:59 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
ohmy.gif I am going to turn into a mass murder thanks for that warning.

It's pretty obvious she's not saying that these things turn otherwise mentally well or stable people into killers  rolleyes.gif

I certainly know that when I was living on my own, isolated from my family during my long holidays I certainly got very depressed doing nothing all day.

I haven't read the article yet - just responding to the comments.

#17 EsmeLennox

Posted 20 December 2012 - 09:07 AM

blink.gif wacko.gif  

That's all I've got.

#18 =R2=

Posted 20 December 2012 - 09:10 AM

Those poor families of Newton who will now hear of and read that ridiculous article. What an insult to their lost loved ones.

nno.gif



#19 baddmammajamma

Posted 20 December 2012 - 09:19 AM

Ugh.

Ugh!

Ugh!!!!!!!!!!!!!

But then again, look who published it. The National Review?! Say no more!

#20 Brrrroooce!

Posted 20 December 2012 - 09:38 AM

I wish the "experts after the fact" would realise that if you weren't there, your opinion means NOTHING.

Everybody wants to prevent it happening again. But gosh.. some sensitivity towards the families, is that too much to ask? I guess so.


#21 purplekitty

Posted 20 December 2012 - 09:49 AM

QUOTE (hayleymumof3 @ 20/12/2012, 08:51 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
huh.gif really?  So you think all loners are going to go out and go on a murdering rampage?  huh.gif

You think these crazies are bad I have seen people trying to link this to Vaccinations and anti depressants

http://ssristories.com/index.php

  From the Australian Vaccination Network facebook page http://www.facebook.com/avn.living.wisdom
I was coming in to mention this as well. Psychiatric drugs and vaccinations are getting the blame  all over the internet.

QUOTE (baddmammajamma @ 20/12/2012, 09:19 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
But then again, look who published it. The National Review?! Say no more!
The NRA symbol and the eulogies for Judge Bork are a dead giveaway.


#22 opethmum

Posted 20 December 2012 - 09:54 AM


---

Edited by opethmum, 20 December 2012 - 09:56 AM.


#23 Squeekums Da Feral

Posted 20 December 2012 - 10:05 AM

ohmy.gif speachless
what an idiot

#24 archygrouseferal

Posted 20 December 2012 - 10:31 AM

Nice piece in Daily Life about fears of the threat to masculinity in the US.  This idiot woman seems to be one of those he's writing about

#25 SlightlyLeftFeral

Posted 20 December 2012 - 11:13 AM

Well I am in trouble, vaccs are up to date, on not one, but two psychiatric drugs, no job etc. best lock me up now.




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Video: 10-week-old baby sounds like she says 'I love you'

It’s mixed in amongst garbled baby talk, but this 10-week-old's apparent attempt at telling her parents that she loves them has made her an internet star.

I only enjoyed pregnancy after booking my caesarean

To say I became obsessed is something of an understatement. Everywhere I went I found cause to be reminded of my impending pain.

When your bundle doesn't bring immediate joy

One mum says joy is very a personal feeling and expecting all new mums to feel it in the months after their baby born may do more harm than good.

Lessons learned from my toddler

Blogger Kiran Chug explains why she is going to let her toddler make more decisions for himself.

Family welcomes first baby girl in more than 100 years

The Silverton family has heard the phrase "it's a girl" for the first time in four generations.

When a community of kindness steps in

In future when someone I care for, or even someone I barely know, is experiencing a difficult time, I will not overthink it. I'll follow my heart.

Mum in Business: Jac Bowie

Jac Bowie is the founder of Business in Heels, one of the fastest growing women’s networking events in Australia. She shares her story, including how she juggles work with a young family, and ways to work smarter.

What not to say to a mum of twins

Being a mum of identical twin boys stirs up great interest and fascination. It also opens itself up to nosy, invasive questions, as well as huge assumptions.

The mums suing over unplanned babies

A mother-of-five who calls her two youngest sons "miracle babies" is just one of many mums seeking financial compensation for their children's unplanned conceptions.

Video: Dad sings 'Hallelujah' to his daughter every year

It's a gorgeous song to begin with, but this dad's version of Hallelujah, sung for his young daughter, is especially touching.

Constipation in babies when starting solids

While starting solids can be frustrating and messy (yet also fun!), introducing solids can also play havoc on tiny digestive systems.

Parents reunited with baby snatched from hospital

A mother whose newborn baby was snatched from hospital has spoken of her joy and relief at getting her daughter back.

In defence of the bumpie

Are bumpies - bump selfies - really "exhibitionism of the weirdest kind"?

Life on the other side of the fence: Why I'm child-free and quite content

Acknowledging that motherhood isn't a bed of roses – to begrudge lack of time, sleep, money and spontaneity – is sacrilegious and a no-no, especially by mother superior-types.

'Go the F*** to Sleep' author's new book for frustrated parents

A sequel is coming soon to the 2011 hit book 'Go the F*** to Sleep' - and this time, it's about mealtimes.

Win a $200 Pumpkin Patch voucher

Fill out this quick survey and tell us in 25 words or less your best pregnancy or parenting tip - you'll go in the draw to win a $200 Pumpkin Patch voucher.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Losing yourself to motherhood

While watching your baby grow into a unique little person is exciting and wondrous, the intensity of meeting everyone else?s needs can ever so sneakily overtake your own needs for self-care.

Vote for a chance to win $5000

The first ever Essential Baby Awards, celebrating the best in baby products. We?re inviting you to have your say. Simply vote for your favourite products to win a $5000 VISA debit card.

Tearing during delivery: the facts

Almost all women will experience bruising, grazing or tearing after a vaginal birth. Depending on the degree of tearing, there are various treatments available.

6 tips for a day out with a baby and toddler

Outings can be lots of fun with the kids, but there are inevitable challenges. Here's some information about days out to help you be a little more prepared.

Why I invited a dozen people to watch my son's birth

I sent invitations on burgundy scrapbooking paper stamped with a field of poppies, and told each person why I wanted him or her there. I warned that there would be nudity.

Getting labour started: tips for a natural induction

When your baby?s due date comes and goes without so much as a pop - let alone a bang - it can be disheartening. Mums and a doula share their stories of natural inductions.

7 mistakes old hands make with new babies

As I sat across the table from my friend ? me, a seasoned mother of three; her, a brand new mum ? I thought of all the mistakes an old-hand parent can make when visiting a newborn baby.

That's my boy: a dad's diary of the first 4 months

Unbearable anxiety, unspeakable joy, constant exhaustion and bouts of frustration ... The many shocks of first-time fatherhood resound in a dad's diary of his son's early months.

One of the most important things a new mum can do

Finances may not be as cute as a newborn, but with many women?s working arrangements changing post-baby, monetary matters need attention too.

Baby news for Isla and Sacha

Congratulations are in order for Aussie actress Isla Fisher and her husband, Sacha Baron Cohen.

Personalised baby gifts

We've scoured the internet to find gorgeous personalised keepsakes and nursery decor to record baby name and dates. They make great gifts for christenings, name days and birthdays! (All prices in AU.)

 

Vote to win

What are your favourite baby products?

The first ever Essential Baby Awards, celebrating the best in baby products. We?re inviting you to have your say. Simply vote for your favourite products to win a $5000 VISA debit card.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.