I’ve written “Disarming Boys,” an essay sitting on publishers’ desks waiting for a yes. It’s a story about growing up with guns, then giving them up.
If things work out the way I hope, the essay will be linked to a video about a young blacksmith who is beating her grandfather’s shotgun into a stem of roses.
While doing research on boys, girls, gender, and violence I ran across two videos. View them back to back, and a provocative discussion emerges:
In “Interview with a Toddler,” La Guardia Cross, a father interviewing his daughter, is smart, funny, compassionate, and self-critical.
After watching “Homeschoolf Kids Who Shoot To Kill,” ask yourself, “In Derrick Grace II ‘s circumstances, what would I do?”
If you aren’t pummeled to the ground, now read
- Malcolm Gladwell’s “Thresholds of Violence: How school shootings catch on” in The New Yorker
- Raising Boys in an Age of ‘Gender Battles‘” by Dahlia LIthwick and Carolyn Shapiro in Slate