Guns as a Feminist Issue

Guns do not function as a feminist issue, because guns function as a cultural issue, and the cultural politics of guns are not especially pro-feminist.  They are associated with machismo, with hunting, with rugged individualism, not the kind of symbols that appeal to most feminists.  Arguably, those symbolic aspects should be second to the actual impact that gun-policy has, but I’m not aiming to answer the normative question.


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