In an op-ed in the New York Times the other day, a young, female, professor of French, ventured to suggest that it isn’t great to be a young man in this country. And connected this premise to the Sandy Hook catastrophe. Please read it.
Yep, one more learned, well-meaning attempt to find some explanation for an apparently meaningless disaster. It’s a messy process, and not everything said or written is helpful.
The writer of the NYT piece writes at length about male feelings and their consequences, and makes a direct connection to the actions of the young, white males who have, recently, from time to time, fired guns at innocent strangers.
Books have been written about the modern plight of boys. I think it’s important to hear this piece of the conversation and reflect.