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Thread: Why are there so few female mass murderers?

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    Re: Why are there so few female mass murderers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    If you're only wanting to leave it to homicides, I can only say that guys have a greater capacity to kill.
    Because even in countries with lower homicides, the main/most likely perpetrator is male.
    Your personal theory doesn't explain why there are so many more in the US than other rich countries.


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    Re: Why are there so few female mass murderers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Your personal theory doesn't explain why there are so many more in the US than other rich countries.
    Because you're only focusing on one data point.
    It's fallacious.


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    Re: Why are there so few female mass murderers?

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    It could just be who crazy women choose to murder compared to men. I may be wrong but it seems like women tend to murder individuals they know when they snap and men murder random folks?
    no. most men also kill people they know.

    the most likely victim is likely to be a wife, girlfriend or ex.

    this can be proven statistically. its just that mass murders get more attention.
    Every political good carried to the extreme must be productive of evil.

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    Re: Why are there so few female mass murderers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Surtr View Post
    Well stop playing coy and get to the point.
    I already did. I am suggesting the biggest factor that causes males to commit more mass murders is hedgemonic masculinity.




    Some are, some aren't. The middle class is also the most burdened social class in the US.
    Profiles mean most, not all.
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    Re: Why are there so few female mass murderers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyrylek View Post
    Actually , the first American mass murderer I've heard of was called Brenda Spencer.

    Nevertheless, men are statistically much more violent in general, and much more likely to "go nuts" as well. It appears that there was evolutionary pressure for the XX-chromosome bearers to be selected for stable, safety-oriented behavior, and for us XY-ers to be selected in favor of risk-taking and "thinking outside of the box". After all, we are more expendable, biologically speaking: producing sperm is ridiculously easy, comparing to bearing a mammal offspring.

    It appears that in most any distribution of human traits women are bunched closer to the middle of the bell curve, while men boast long tails, on both ends. For example, meta-analysis of intelligence scores (admittedly, "soft science", take everything with a lump of salt) reveals the same average IQ for both sexes, but significantly more geniuses and idiots among men.

    Sample: http://www.subjectpool.com/ed_papers...ifferences.pdf
    That wouldn't explain why there are more mass murderers (as in the mass shooting type) in the US than anywhere else
    Every political good carried to the extreme must be productive of evil.

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    Re: Why are there so few female mass murderers?

    Quote Originally Posted by marywollstonecraft View Post
    no. most men also kill people they know.

    the most likely victim is likely to be a wife, girlfriend or ex.

    this can be proven statistically. its just that mass murders get more attention.
    That's not true.
    Most victims of male murder, are other males.
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    Re: Why are there so few female mass murderers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Neomalthusian View Post
    I selected that men are more violent. Generally speaking I think that about sums it up. It's in our nature/genetics/evolutionary biology to be.
    again - doesn't really explain it. if that were the case in every country you would see the same pattern.
    Every political good carried to the extreme must be productive of evil.

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    Re: Why are there so few female mass murderers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    I already did. I am suggesting the biggest factor that causes males to commit more mass murders is hedgemonic masculinity.
    If that were the case, then the example of the US (which you hold up) would be a problematic data point for you.

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    Re: Why are there so few female mass murderers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Because you're only focusing on one data point.
    It's fallacious.
    Tell us how you account for more mass murders by males in the US than males in most rich countries?



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    You are in luck! I found it in a PDF for you here. It is the 6th PDF from the top.
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    Re: Why are there so few female mass murderers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Tell us how you account for more mass murders by males in the US than males in most rich countries?
    They have greater access to the tools for killing.
    I wouldn't make said tools illegal though, if that's what you're getting at.



    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    You are in luck! I found it in a PDF for you here. It is the 6th PDF from the top.
    Good deal, I'll read it right now.
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