“There was not a single adult male on the school premises when the
shooting occurred. In this school of 450 students, a sizeable number of
whom were undoubtedly 11- and 12-year-old boys (it was a K–6 school),
all the personnel — the teachers, the principal, the assistant
principal, the school psychologist, the ‘reading specialist’ — were
female. There didn’t even seem to be a male janitor to heave his bucket
at Adam Lanza’s knees. Women and small children are sitting ducks for
“Some of the teachers managed to save all or some of their charges by
rushing them into closets or bathrooms. But in general, a feminized
setting is a setting in which helpless passivity is the norm. Male
aggression can be a good thing, as in protecting the weak — but it has
been forced out of the culture of elementary schools and the education
schools that train their personnel. Think of what Sandy Hook might have
been like if a couple of male teachers who had played high-school
football, or even some of the huskier 12-year-old boys, had converged on
Lanza.” – Charlotte Allen, writing for the National Review.
So far the wingnut-o-sphere has blamed Sandy Hook on feminism, Satan, video games, gay marriage, and the lack of prayer in public schools. What could possibly be next?
RELATED: Allen has responded to widespread criticism of the above-linked piece.