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The GLSEN Research Institute supports @GLSEN's mission, conducting original research on LGBTQ issues in K-12 education & evaluating GLSEN programs & initiatives
Mar 7, 2018 12 tweets 4 min read
Recently, @michaelianblack tweeted + wrote in @nytimes about “suffocating, outdated” systems of masculinity helping drive the epidemic of mass school shootings. As folks who explore #toxicmasculinity in school quite a bit we thought we might expand on this topic further. [1/11] From ’95-’15 there were 31 mass school shootings. Each shooter was male & all experienced challenges to their performance of masculinity, through homophobia & other forms of gender policing. The response? To prove their tormentors wrong & assert control (Farr, 2017). [2/11]