Multiple Headlines Refer to MD School Shooter as ‘Lovesick Teen’
In March 2018 Maryland police revealed that a school shooting resulted from a recently ended relationship, resulting in multiple headlines referring to the shooter as a ‘lovesick teen.’ Calling him lovesick removes his agency, his sense of entitlement, and disregards the life of the children he shot. It marginalizes domestic violence, by humanizing the perpetrator. Nearly three women per day are killed by a current or former romantic partner. Making an excuse for his violence marginalizes not only his victims, but all domestic violence victims.