I recently came across a few interesting videos on YouTube:
This speaker on school shootings touches upon a few issues I have been thinking of for some time:
One: Therapists and counselors are under a lot of pressure to report potential troubled individuals to law enforcement before they have committed a crime, but this is sometimes exactly why troubled individuals do not seek out help for fear they will end up in even more trouble.
Two: Often, potentially violent individuals are only reacting against harassment and threats of violence done to them. Who is more of a threat? The bullies who actually shove, spit, trip, throw false punches, berate, mock, and spread rumors and lies? Or the victim, who might – perhaps – maybe – retaliate one day?
Three: There seems to be a lot of public support for pre-emptive law enforcement, but might such action taken against an individual be exactly the thing that finally pushes them over the edge and makes them snap?
Meanwhile, this speaker on feminism illustrates a rare case of someone able to see the legitimate concerns on both sides of an issue and realize that everyone has hurts and problems. It makes me wonder how she became a feminist in the first place.
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