While reading this article I could tell that there was a clear point that Kimmel was trying to portray. Kimmel states that boys in school are the reason for teen violence. Kimmel talks about school shootings and how teen boys do them. This is not always something I would agree on, due to the stereotype that only MALES create violence in high school. This is because I have seen actual female violence when I was in high school. I do, however, I feel that males do tend to be more violent. WHY? Well lots would argue about video games, and the TV shows that show that males have to be the tough guys all the time.
I thought that it was funny that this was the first line of the article "Violence is one of the most urgent issues facing our nation’s schools." Pretty much told us what the whole article would be about. Violence in schools can be considered bad, but do YOU think it accomplishes anything for the students?
Students think fights in school are FUN:
They record them; publishing them to YouTube
They chant, "fight fight fight fight fight!"
Stand in circles around the fight and WATCH
THIS IS BAD. I do agree, but I unfortunately feel like this is a big part of teen culture.
Where would high schools be without the fights that everyone always talk about? I personally remember being a senior in high school and someone talking about a fight that had happened when we were both freshmen. That is three years prior!
Although, Kimmels argumentative article was drawn more to the school shootings. –This is something that I do believe needs to be more talked about and stopped. Shooting is wrong, and I know a lot of people would agree with me. School shootings are something that is becoming more and more popular. Although, do we have to always stereotype teen males as the bad people who constantly want to shoot up the school?
Comments/questions for the class: do you think that it is fair to stereotype teen males for school shootings because they are the only ones who have done so?
Is there a way to stop school violence?
Is there a way to stop violence in teen males in general?