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OKAY SO

I believe we still need feminism vas that women still face oppression in America. But I think it’s sick that some feminists are using Elliot Rodger as a way to prove what they believe in. You don’t exploit a tragedy just to try to boost what you believe in. Obviously Elliot Rodger was completely psycho. You can’t apply that to every man because most men aren’t complete psychos.

a woman is raped and murdered in India and we recognise it as an act of violent misogyny

200 girls are kidnapped and sold into the sex trade in nigeria and we recognise it as an act of violent misogyny

a pakistani schoolgirl is shot in the head for campaiging for her right to an education, and we recognise this as an act of violent misogyny

an american man publicly announces that he intends to brutally murder women because he thought they owed him sex and felt cheated when they didnt give it to him, and we say “this is only a result of mental illness”

i know girls are afraid right now, traumatized and afraid. but i say we show to world we’re ANGRY. not afraid. Avenge the death of those innocent women and let the world know we will not be treated this way and we DEMAND something to be done. It’s time our “no’s” are taken seriously. It’s time that men can stomach rejection. It’s about damn time we are heard and respected, so get ANGRY.

Tuesday morning, I logged into a chat room full of refugees of the since shuttered PUAHate forum once frequented by University of California-Santa Barbara shooter Elliott Rodger. And I stayed there, silently watching them, for 8 hours. Here’s what I learned.

If you think misogyny doesn’t exist, read this.

If you think Elliot Rodger was a fluke, read this.

If you have any hope that this won’t happen again, and soon, read this.

If you think that women or “feminazis” are blowing the status of male entitlement and rape culture out of proportion, please PLEASE read this.

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I said it in the comments, but I’m saying it again here, in the hopes that others might spread this idea and it will get back to the engineers at Google.

If Google is smart, they’ll implement a filter on every single video that gets uploaded to YouTube…an automatic red flag warning if someone uploads any kind of video “manifesto.” Then a human at Google can verify the content, and if they determine it’s dangerous, give the IP address and account information to the police. They can already do it automatically with commercial music, why not with key phrases about rampages, manifestos, and hate?

Because let’s face it, these assholes are right. This will happen again, and soon. Then it will happen again, and again, and again…until we get the message.

mental illness isn’t the reason people commit crimes

mental illness isn’t the reason people commit crimes

mental illness isn’t the reason people commit crimes

mental illness isn’t the reason people commit crimes

elliot rodger didn’t kill six women because of mental illness, he killed them because of his misogynistic misconception that women owed him attention and sex

if you think his male entitlement stems from his mental illness then you need to open your eyes and look around because plenty of men without mental illness feel that they have the same entitlement

AND NOW THE FACT HE KILLED A BUNCH OF WOMEN IS APPARENTLY FUNNY AND A HUGE JOKE I FUCKING HATE PEOPLE.

BECAUSE WOMEN BEING KILLED JUST FOR BEING WOMEN IS FUNNY.
BECAUSE HATE CRIMES ARE APPARENTLY FUNNY.
BECAUSE WOMEN NOW HAVE TO FEEL EVEN MORE AFRAID OF MEN. AND THAT’S FUNNY. WOMEN FEARING MEN IS HILARIOUS.
BECAUSE NOW WHEN I TURN DOWN A GUY, I HAVE TO THINK “is he going to shoot/kill/injure me?” AND THAT’S FUCKING COMICAL.
WOMEN ARE VIEWED AS OBJECTS, AND A HUGE JOKE TO MEN.
THAT’S SO FUNNY.
FUCKING KNEE SLAPPING, TEARS RUNNING DOWN YOUR FACE, GASPING FOR AIR, FUCKING HILARIOUS.

“Why do men feel threatened by women?” I asked a male friend of mine. “I mean, men are bigger, most of the time, they can run faster, strangle better, and they have on the average a lot more money and power.”
“They’re afraid women will laugh at them,” he said, “Undercut their worldview.”
Then I asked some women students in a quickie poetry seminar I was giving, “Why do women feel threatened by men?”
“They’re afraid of being killed,” they said.
—  Margaret Atwood, Writing the Male Character (1982)

People wonder why women will openly say “Men scare me”

Men literally will kill us for not having sex with them. Like it doesn’t matter, not interested, asexual, lesbian, ect. They get so offended that they’d rather kill a woman than have to face the fact not every girl in the world wants to be with them. 

don’t talk to me about this shooting being an “isolated incident”

as if violence against women, perpetrated by men, isn’t a centuries old tradition

as if the objectification of women doesn’t go hand in hand with men seeing us as disposable

as if our bodies aren’t, even now, political warzones - but not our own, never our own

as if every day women aren’t abused, raped, and killed by men who believe we owe them something just because we exist

as if those same men don’t believe we were created for them

rib of adam, right?

don’t

fucking

TALK to me

about “isolated incidents”

dismissing violent acts like the sandy hook and uscb shootings by saying the shooters had mental illnesses is very insensitive and ALSO incorrect. both shooters had aspergers and aspergers is a neurological disorder, not a mental illness. by perpetuating the myth that only mentally disturbed or ill people commit acts of violence, you throw ALL mentally ill people under the bus. as someone who suffers from them, i do not appreciate it.
mental illnesses are becoming increasingly common, and blaming these shootings on mental disorders alone is downright wrong and rude. i am not going to shoot you because i am mentally ill. these shooters did not act this way because of mental illnesses.
stop throwing mentally ill people under the bus because you aren’t comfortable with accepting the fact that there are MANY people out there whom society has taught that it is alright to be sexist, racist, transphobic, or homophobic. these are not isolated incidents or the works of “crazy” people. stop trying to justify the killing of innocent people by saying that a shooter was mentally ill. i am sick and tired of hearing this over and over again. more than ¼ of americans have mental disorders and you don’t know who you will be affecting when you say these words. think before you spread harmful lies.

A former sorority president at UCSB said in an interview, “It’s hard thinking my actions, being part of a sorority, led him to do this.” That statement makes me horrifically sad. The Santa Barbara shooting was certainly not the fault of females who are in sororities (or females who reject males or females who are simply being females, for that matter). It was the result of a male feeling entitled to be involved with those females.