Elliot Rodger Is Not The Only Man Who Wants To Kill Women
By Elizabeth.Hawksworth on May 26, 2014
Featured Member Post
If you are a man and reading this, you might be thinking, “But not all men are MRAs. Not all men would hurt women.” That’s true. Not all men would. But all women have been dehumanized by a man. That’s what’s forgotten in this conversation—there’s so much defensiveness from men. Please listen to what we have to say. We’re telling you that this happens enough that every woman has a story. Not all men do this, but enough men do that the default is to be distrustful and wary around men.
Elliot Rodger was very likely mentally ill. He was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome. But to believe he killed and harmed those women just because of those things is wrong and increases stigma about autism and mental illness. Rodger killed those women because he believed he was superior to them. He told the world so, over and over, in his manifesto. He believed in the lies the MRA movement told him. And the pain of being rejected, plus an outlet to channel that rejection into and get it validated, drove him to do this.
He will not be the only man to do this. He has not been the only man to do this.
We need to change our culture. This will not stop happening to women until we do.
More Like This
Recent Posts by Elizabeth.Hawksworth
Most Popular on BlogHer
All October, you can help support breast cancer awareness by rounding up your JCPenney purchases to the nearest dollar. Contributions will be donated to JCPenney Cares to directly fund programs supporting breast cancer awareness, including The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® and The National Breast Cancer Foundation®. Read more
Most Popular on News & Politics
Recent Comments on News & Politics