Gun violence contributes to significant trauma in American youth, with important gendered impacts both inside and out of schools.

Federal policy change in the ’90s reduced lethal intimate partner violence. But after a long downward trend, recent years have seen an uptick in these deaths, driven exclusively by guns.

Guns on campus can lead to declines in productivity and morale, increases in the stratification of employees, and inequities for women faculty and staff.

We need to popularize forms of masculinity that think critically about the protector role and delink it from guns and violence.