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…

Jessica Wakeman | March 10, 2014 - 5:00 pm

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…

Claire Hannum | November 1, 2013 - 2:40 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | December 24, 2012 - 12:00 pm

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…

Julie Gerstein | December 21, 2012 - 1:20 pm

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…

Catherine Zuckerman | December 21, 2012 - 1:00 pm

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…

Dan Solomon | December 21, 2012 - 12:00 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | December 20, 2012 - 3:40 pm

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.

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 20, 2012 - 11:40 am

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 20, 2012 - 8:00 am

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…

Haley B. Elkins | December 19, 2012 - 1:00 pm

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]…

Jessica Wakeman | December 19, 2012 - 10:40 am

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 18, 2012 - 3:20 pm

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.


For me, it’s the complete…

Avital Norman Nathman | December 18, 2012 - 1:00 pm

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…

Kaitlin Marie | December 18, 2012 - 12:00 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 17, 2012 - 4:30 pm

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…

Julie Gerstein | December 17, 2012 - 3:20 pm

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…

Veronica Arreola | December 17, 2012 - 1:00 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 17, 2012 - 12:00 pm

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…

Julie Gerstein | December 17, 2012 - 11:20 am

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 17, 2012 - 10:20 am