The gym where George Sodini went on his shooting rampage reopened this weekend, and today, we look at a book that some believe could help prevent future violence there and everywhere: Gavin de Becker's The Gift of Fear.
CBS reports today that gym gunman George Sodini had been questioned by police prior to his murders, and the Times of London offers a possible parallel to his situation — the phenomenon of "love shyness."
In today's New York Times, Bob Herbert argues that "we would become much more sane, much healthier, as a society if we could bring ourselves to acknowledge that misogyny is a serious and pervasive problem." Some of his commenters disagree.
Gunman George Sodini may have entered a Pittsburgh gym alone on Tuesday night. But he was part of a string of mass murderers of women — and a loose-knit group of misogynists who encourage manipulation and hatred.
George Sodini killed three women and injured at least ten others at a Pittsburgh-area gym before shooting himself yesterday. His online diary reveals an obsession with "hoes" who refused to date him — and a connection to more "mainstream" misogynists.