On the Isla Vista Killings and Misogyny

From the amazing and fearless Kate Harding:

It stuns and disheartens me, as I observe the discussions cropping up around the Isla Vista killings, to see so many presumably non-violent men acting swiftly to minimize the role misogyny played in Rodger’s worldview. It begins to feel an awful lot like they’re mounting an impassioned defense of non-fatal misogyny, as though the right to hate and fear women—so long as you don’t kill them—is a universally treasured thing that must be protected. 

This is an excellent article.  If you want to understand why the YesAllWomen hashtag cropped up in response to NotAllMen, read this.

“It’s Not All Men.  But It’s Men.”


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