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Violence, Brain Trauma and Manhood in America

Eternity @ Max - Violence in American culture is increasingly finding its way in the spotlight.  With mass shootings having happened in Colorado and Arizona in the past 2 months, some members in congress are asking that gun control laws be tightened, which has prompted an expected backlash from gun rights advocates, including the National Rifle Association (NRA).

Some in politics and the press are also asking to what degree does gun related violence have to do with "manhood."  This comes in light of a string of suicides of several celebrated sports icons.  "Too many of us have been taught manhood in a way that is not do not cry, man up" is what CNN sports journalist, Keven Powell, wrote in a December 2, 2012, editorial, entitled "Manhood, football and suicide.  This commentary was in response to the murder/suicide of Kansas City Chief's linebacker, Jovan Belcher, who fatally shot his girlfriend and himself.  Read more.


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