Gilligan Germ Theory
Movies seem to support the idea that males act more physically aggressive than woman, and also seem to support the epidemiology of violence found by Gilligan, Gabarino, such as abuse, feelings of shame, guilt.
My first example is a movie titled "The Good Son" based on Stephen King’s novel. The main character in the movie is a child in a white, middle-upper class family that lives in a rural town in Maine. He is constantly feeling inferior to his cousin who is his age and is admired, adored, and viewed as perfect by the main characters family, which has recently joined. His shame and inferiority causes him to act aggressively towards small animals at first, such as cats, but eventually leads to an attempted homicide. In this case the main character seems to have suffered from an insecure attachment with parents after his cousin was introduced to the family. The shame built upon him, therefore causing him to act violent. His violence grew in intensity, and occurrence, as he became desensitized from his feelings leading to an attempted murder, which ultimately led to his suicide. Garbarino would say that this is an accurate account of how young middle-class boys become violent though "They may come from what appears to be a ‘good family’ from the right side of the tracks…" (Garbarino,