Almost every horror movie that deals with a murderer happens to be a guy. Even though women are just as capable as men, men are known to be more violent and evil by nature. Women take extra precautions to be safe because they don't want to risk getting kidnapped, raped, or maybe even murdered. The main variable ends up being gender when people feel threatened in a public space. This would lead to such scenarios in which race and certain physical features may, with the added bonus of being a male, trigger defensive and hostile behaviour. For example, men like Ahmir Thompson from the band Questlove has had to deal with hostile behavior at different times in his life because of his overpowering and dominant physical appearance. “I go through hell and high water just to get accepted,” he mentioned once in an article. This is why first impressions can be very harsh and/or inaccurate, but it’s the first thing people use to judge and treat someone. Society has also made popular the idea that the only danger to women is men, just like in the story Just Walk on By…
Brent Staples first “victim was a woman” because of racial stereotyping. Just because he was black, women didn't even give him a chance to truly show who he was and that he meant no harm. This shows that men are known to be the main threat to a crime. All of these aspects happen in the minds of most people especially when the exteriors of men express the fact that they are capable of such actions.
Secondly, society has had other ways of treating men like threats to other aspects in life. For example, the fact that “old have been conditioned to fear the young because they will take their jobs” is also well established. These older men see these younger and at times more capable younger guys who can be a threat and replace them in their current jobs because they have more potential for the job in the future. As ...
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