Intersectionality: United States Female Mass Shooters

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Political Science


The impact that intersections have had on women who have previously committed mass shootings in the United States has not been a focus of research or discussion in the past. With lives at stake, this research topic is necessary in order to identify and understand the intersections that these women were subjected to prior to committing their offenses. I hypothesize that factors such as childhood, monthly income, drug and alcohol abuse, relationship statues, etc. will impact the choice to commit a mass shooting. I will test my hypothesis by comparing the intersections of the top six deadliest female mass shooters in the United States' history. The intersections found will then be ranked in order in terms of how much influence they had on the event.

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Julia Hellwege

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Political Science

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