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.