Let’s try something. What’s the first word that comes to mind when you hear “gun violence?” OK, what’s the second? Were either of those words “women?” In light of the recent national attention on gun violence, the National Council for Research on Women (NCRW) would like to draw attention to the gender specific angles of gun violence. The lens with which we view an issue helps us see, or not see, problems and solutions that impact a particular group, in our case focusing on women.
By viewing gun violence with a gender lens, we take note of the research:
However, access to guns might be disproportionally harming men , who use guns in suicides. Yes, we see different things when we use a gender lens. How do you view it?