Posts tagged "newtown ct"

Remembering Nancy Lanza, The Sandy Hook Shooter’s Mother

The first person that Adam Lanza, the 20-year-old who murdered 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary, killed on December 14, 2012, was his own mother. She was murdered in her pajamas, lying her in bed, with four bullets to the head. The New Yorker has a profile of Adam's father, Peter…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 10, 2014

Fashion Can Fight Gun Violence

It's hard not to feel powerless in the face of the frequent gun violence (especially after today's shooting at Los Angeles International Airport). Instead of just wishing she could help, Toby Milstein took action. Like countless others, Toby was distraught when she heard the news of the movie theater massacre in Aurora, Colorado,…
By: Claire Hannum / November 1, 2013

Girl Talk: Why Do I Feel So Depressed Around The Holidays?

The irony about people who cope with depression is that some of us are actually quite happy people. We are not, contrary to stereotype, slogging through life with the weight of one thousand sorrows dragging behind us. I may feel things intensely, sure. But I'm not someone whose blue-colored glasses see everyone screwed up and the…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 24, 2012

NRA Hold Press Conference To Deny Any Responsibility For Newtown Shooting

This morning, National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre held a press conference, meant to be the NRA's response and "meaningful contribution" to the Newtown shooting that occurred one week ago. Rather than surprise the audience by actually taking some responsibility for promoting a gun-crazy, shooting-first-and-ask-questions-later culture, LaPierre did what was sadly…
By: Julie Gerstein / December 21, 2012

Girl Talk: Motherhood & The Tragedy At Sandy Hook Elementary

I am not a mother. This fact has kept me from expressing my heartbreak over the shootings in Sandy Hook. In the aftermath of this horrifying event, I've watched countless friends -- mothers, all of them -- post wrenching status updates on Facebook. I've read them, feeling oddly ashamed inside. These moms talked of compassio…
By: Catherine Zuckerman / December 21, 2012

The Soapbox: On Proving Masculinity

Hello from out here in Man Card America, where proving your masculinity to the dude-friends who are vigilantly looking to revoke your "Man Card" if you get caught engaging in unmanly activities like being scared, doing what your girlfriend wants to do sometimes, enjoying a song by a woman, or drinking the wrong kind of…
By: Dan Solomon / December 21, 2012

Meet The Texas Town Which Allows Teachers To Carry Concealed Guns

In the week following the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, where 27 people were murdered, everyone everywhere has been yakking about their opinion on guns. Some people think more people should carry guns, so they can protect everyone else from the "bad guys." Other people — and…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 20, 2012

PS22 Children’s Choir Sings Tribute To Sandy Hook Elementary

The famed PS22 Children's Choir recorded this fitting tribute to the victims of the Newtown Massacre, in which they sing Sandy Hook Elementary's official school song. Lovely.
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 20, 2012

An Open Letter To Charlotte Allen, Who Thinks Men Would Have Stopped The Newtown Massacre

Dear Charlotte Allen, By the time this open letter posts on The Frisky, half the internet will have already ripped you a new asshole for your offensive, error-riddled article published in The National Review, in which you shared your "observations" about what went wrong at last Friday's Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. But I…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 20, 2012

Girl Talk: How A Gun-Loving West Texas Girl Learned To Fear Assault Weapons

I love guns. I'm from West Texas -- most of us harbor respect for guns, if not outright love. I vacillate between the high sixties and the mid eighties, which is good for a woman who only gets to shoot trap once a year. I keep about the same record as my father, who shoot…
By: Haley B. Elkins / December 19, 2012

Radio Stations Pulling “Die Young,” “Pumped Up Kicks,” Over Lyrics Following Newtown

Radio stations are pulling Ke$ha's song "Die Young"  and Foster The People's song "Pumped Up Kicks" off the air in the wake of the Newtown, Connecticut, shootings. [Idolator, TMZ] Also: bulletproof backpacks for kids are now a thing. RIP society. [The Gloss] Instagram has withdraw…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 19, 2012

Liza Long, Blogger Behind “I Am Adam Lanza’s Mother,” Appears On CNN

Liza Long, the blogger behind the post "I Am Adam Lanza's Mother," which went viral following the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on Friday, appeared on CNN last night to discuss her motivations behind writing the piece, respond to critics who questioned whether she violated her son's privacy, and to update everyone on how "Michael"…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 18, 2012

Mommie Dearest: Explaining The Newtown Massacre To My Son

“It’s unthinkable.” That’s what headlines are proclaiming and friends are telling me about the absolutely devastating massacre in Newton, Connecticut. Unthinkable. For me, it’s the complete opposite. I can’t stop thinking about it. Since the first moment the internet started buzzing with slips of information, my mind latched on and couldn’t let go.
By: Avital Norman Nathman / December 18, 2012

The Soapbox: Thoughts On The Senseless Tragedy In Connecticut From A Girl Who Experienced An Attack On Her School

As our entire nation follows the story of a senseless massacre in Connecticut, people are weighing in with their opinions. We don’t have all of the facts straight yet, but the media and government officials are already pointing fingers at each other, at the NRA, at violent video games, at “not allowing God in our…
By: Kaitlin Marie / December 18, 2012

Bushmaster, Maker Of The Rifle Used In The Newtown Massacre, Equates Gun Ownership With Manhood

On the left is an ad for Bushmaster, maker of rifle used by Adam Lanza in Friday's Sandy Hook Elementary shooting. It is part of a larger campaign which equates manhood with ownership of a firearm. The "Mancard" campaign lets users revoke a guy's mancard (bottom right is an example of a revoked…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 17, 2012

Joe Scarborough Says Newtown Has Made Him Rethink His Pro-Gun Stance

"... We have become so gun loving, so blasé about home-grown violence that in my lifetime alone, far more Americans have been casualties of domestic gunfire than have died in all our wars combined... I've always taken a Libertarian approach to Hollywood's first amendment rights, and gun collectors second amendment rights, and i stood by…
By: Julie Gerstein / December 17, 2012

The Soapbox: You Don’t Have To Be A Parent To Be Worried About Guns

"We’ve endured too many of these tragedies in the past few years.  And each time I learn the news I react not as a President, but as anybody else would -- as a parent.  And that was especially true today.  I know there’s not a parent in America who doesn’t feel the same overwhelming grief…
By: Veronica Arreola / December 17, 2012

Thoughts On Liza Long’s Viral Post, “I Am Adam Lanza’s Mother”

Chances are, if you spent any time on the internet this weekend, a blog post originally titled "I Am Adam Lanza's Mother" came across your radar. The piece was originally posted on the personal blog of writer Liza Long (pictured), a mom living in Boise, Idaho, who is obviously not literally the mother…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 17, 2012

Amidst The Newtown Tragedy, A Furry Paw Of Comfort

How does a community move on from a tragedy as earth-shattering as the Newtown, Connecticut, shooting? There's no easy answer, but a team of comfort animals is making their way from Chicago to the small suburban town to help  calm and comfort survivors. Lutheran Church Charities sent around 10 dogs on an 800-mile journey to…
By: Julie Gerstein / December 17, 2012

Watch: President Obama Addresses Mourners At Sandy Hook Vigil

In case you missed it, here is President Obama's beautiful speech, delivered at last night's vigil for those killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on Friday, which took the lives of six educators and 20 6- and 7-year-old children. "Are we prepared to say that such violence visited on our children year after…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 17, 2012
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