Even as our acceptance of less rigid gender roles grows in other areas, the pressure on boys to be "toned and muscular" represents a return to a traditional notion of masculinity and what it means to be a man. The message: It's fine if boys want to go around wearing sparkly nail polish as kids, as long as they grow up to be big and strong and macho.
Most studies show that over 90 percent of murder-suicides are perpetrated by men. Is that merely an interesting factoid? Is it something so obvious that it doesn't deserve to be mentioned -- even in think pieces that go to great lengths to isolate and exhaustively analyze virtually every other possible variable?