The conversation on gun violence should be made broader and include a much needed look at violence in the 21st century.
In a recent emotional post on Facebook, a friend of mine wrote a very incendiary remark stating that men way outnumber women in perpetrating violent crimes and she's so troubled by this idea and wants to know why.
I'm chiming in because I'm very concerned with violence against children, against women, against gays, against the poor and the disenfranchised. I'm very concerned about the escalation of violence due to mental health, economic, global climate impacts, and diminished "rule of law" in the coming decades. In many cultures around the world that favor sons instead of daughters, with the high numbers of unemployment rates among young men, I'm fearful of what the implications may be just from this thought. This is the reason why we shouldn't skirt issues too sensitive to discuss and broaden this conversation.