Female Shooters Are Rare Because Gun Violence Has a Masculinity Problem

Tuesday afternoon, breaking news headlines featured an all-too-familiar scenario: a shooting. Again. A gunman had opened fire in a public place, just 10 days after hundreds of thousands took the streets as part of the March for Our Lives, declaring “never again.” While the news itself felt disquietingly routine, there was something different this time: it was a woman who had fired shots at the YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, CA, wounding three people before killing herself.