Bill Maher makes the case that many of the mass shooters are frustrated young men who feel that they are being excluded from all the rampant sexual activity that is going on all around them. They feel that this is totally unfair and strike out in anger and commit acts of random violence.
This is no doubt the kind of pop psychology that Maher regularly indulges in and one would want to not place too much faith in his claims. But what interested me in in this clip was that he showed examples of advertising for all manner of mundane products that are so sexually suggestive.
Here is Maher’s clip. The relevant part starts at around the 1:55 minute mark.
Since I do not watch TV, I was surprised by the advertisements. They seem to be remarkably hypersexual, much more so than I can remember when I used to be a regular TV watcher. Maybe readers can tell me if they are as common these days as Maher seems to suggest.