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We need to talk about systemic male violence not the “work of a madman” Note: I will no longer be publishing any comments which erase Rodger’s responsibility for committing mass murder or want to pretend that misogyny doesn’t exist. UPDATE: I wrote this when the media was reporting 6 women murdered by Rodger. The victims are as follows: Christopher Martinez (20) – confirmed by LA TimesKatherine Cooper (22) - New York Daily NewsVeronika Weiss (19) – New York Daily NewsCheng Yuan Hong ( 20) George Chen (19) Weihan Wang (20) I have left the post as written because this is still a case of misogyny and male entitlement. 6 women have been murdered* and 7 more injured in Santa Barbara in a drive by shooting late Friday night which is currently being attributed to a man called Elliot Rodger.** Rodger got into his car and proceeded to shoot to death 6 women and injure 7 other women.

Rodger was also killed Friday night but we do not yet know if his gun-shot was self-inflicted or from a police officer on the scene. the crime of living a better life than me Like this: Let’s talk about the Men’s Rights Movement. Yesterday at work, I sat at my desk and watched on the muted TV as news unfolded about another shooting in America. Seven people were dead, said the BBC news headline, including the shooter.

Seven more people had been injured. The only things that really crossed my mind were “wow, another shooting?” And “I bet you anything that the shooter was a young, white male.” His internet history reveals a lot about him. He joined YouTube, where he was subscribed to several MRA channels as well as ones that gave advice on “how to be a pick up artist”, and in the space of 3 months had uploaded 21 videos, all of which consisted of rants about women and debates about why they didn’t like him. “It’s not fair. This 22-year-old student went out with the intention of murdering girls from his university because they wouldn’t sleep with him.

We need to talk about this. We are living in a world where women are increasingly becoming more powerful. “The ultimate evil behind sexuality is the human female. Portrait du tueur en mec normal. Les Etats-Unis ont été frappé par une nouvelle tuerie, comme il s'en produit régulièrement depuis au moins 1999 et la tragédie de Columbine. . Dans les jours et sans doute les semaines qui viennent, les portraits du tueur vont pulluler, tentant, par le récit biographique, de donner sens à son acte - le mouvement a d'ailleurs déjà commencé, et les tueries précédentes ont eu leur lot en la matière... Le risque de la biographie est toujours de sur-enchérir sur l'exceptionnalité de l'individu ou de son acte. En bon adepte de la micro-histoire, je suis plus tenté d'utiliser les parcours individuels, aussi exceptionnels qu'ils paraissent, pour partir à la recherche de la normalité. Eliot Rodger a laissé une vidéo qui explique son geste. "Ce n'est pas juste. Vous, les filles n'avez jamais été attirées par moi.

Je ne sais pas pourquoi vous, les filles, n'avez jamais été attirées par moi, mais je vais vous punir pour ça. C’est l’histoire d’un tueur misogyne qui n’intéressait personne… … à part les féministes (qu’est-ce qu’elles nous emmerdent celles-là). L’histoire se passe en Californie. Elliot Rodger, 22 ans, a tué le 24 mai 6 personnes et blessé au moins treize autres avant de se suicider. Un détail intéresse beaucoup la presse: il est le fils du réalisateur Peter Rodger, qui a participé au film Hunger Games. Il y a cependant une partie de l’histoire qui n’intéresse pas grand-monde. Avant de commettre cette tuerie, Rodger a publié sur Youtube une vidéo. Je cite un article du Monde: On y voit Elliot Rodger, assis derrière son volant, se filmer et raconter pendant sept minutes sa solitude, sa haine du monde et son amertume d’être rejeté par les femmes.

Je cite maintenant la vidéo du tueur (la traduction suit), telle qu’elle a été retranscrite par le site Daily Kos: « It’s not fair. Traduction: « C’est pas juste. Le Monde nous apprend que le tueur souffre de « troubles mentaux ». Le discours de Rodger n’est pas unique, c’est même tout le contraire. AC Husson J'aime : Elliot Rodger's California shooting spree: further proof that misogyny kills. We should know this by now, but it bears repeating: misogyny kills. On Friday night, a man – identified by police as Elliot Rodgers – allegedly seeking "retribution" against women whom he said sexually rejected him went on a killing spree in Isla Vista, California, killing six people and sending seven more to the hospital with serious gunshot injuries.

Three of the bodies were reportedly removed from Rodger's apartment. Before the mass murder he allegedly committed, 22-year-old Rodger – also said to have been killed Friday night – made several YouTube videos complaining that he was a virgin and that beautiful women wouldn't pay attention to him. In one, he calmly outlined how he would "slaughter every single spoiled, stuck-up, blond slut I see".

According to his family, Rodger was seeking psychiatric treatment. But to dismiss this as a case of a lone "madman" would be a mistake. In his final video, Rodger opined: You forced me to suffer all my life, now I will make you all suffer. Elliot Rodger Written Manifesto My Twisted World. Those following the developments in Friday evening’s UCSB shootings are aware of the suspected perpetrator Elliot Rodger‘s frightening YouTube manifesto, describing his bitterness towards women and the men who are able to find a mate. As it turns out, he had also written a 141-page manifesto that lays out his grievances in painstaking detail, describing stories from his childhood onward that seemed to have laid the foundation for his anger towards women, “alpha males,” and society in general.

Titled “My Twisted World,” the lengthy document describes his plans for a “Day of Retribution,” on which: “All of those beautiful girls I’ve desired so much in my life, but can never have because they despise and loathe me, I will destroy.” He described discovering masturbation and the loneliness that came with an increased sex drive: I developed a very high sex drive, and it would always remain like this. Rodger described being bullied in high school: Read the full document below. ELLIOT RODGER: MORE THAN A MADMAN. Male entitlement begets male entitlement: On Elliot Rodger, misogyny, and the sex industry. As most of us are now aware, 22-year-old Elliot Rodger, son of Hollywood producer Peter Rodger, went on a shooting rampage on Friday night, killing six people and sending seven more to the hospital.

Rodger was very clear about the reasoning behind his violence. In a video posted online before the shooting, he says: For the last eight years of my life, ever since I hit puberty, I’ve been forced to endure an existence of loneliness, rejection and unfulfilled desires. All because girls have never been attracted to me. Girls gave their affection and sex and love to other men, but never to me. I’m 22-years-old and still a virgin. This is male entitlement. Rodger was so enraged that he had not been given that which he deserves, as a man — sexual access to women — that he killed. In a world wherein men learn they not only deserve, but have the right to women’s bodies, Rodger’s behaviour isn’t really all that surprising. Men and boys learn that what they want, they should have.

Logic, you guys! But what about the men? On masculinity and mass shootings. “But what about the men?” It’s a question that’s been largely avoided by the mainstream within the context of mass shootings. The recent tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut sparked thousands of conversations across the continent about gun laws, mental illness, and violence. And sadly, we’ve been here before. We’ve had conversations about access to guns – the victims would still be alive today, after all, if there were no gun. We’ve talked about the need to better address mental illness in North America – about how people need access to services and treatment. All these factors are relevant. In 1984, a 39-year-old man opened fire at an upscale nightclub in Dallas after a woman rejected his aggressive sexual advances.

That same year, James Oliver Huberty, a man whose ‘volatile temper’ and history of domestic violence is documented, opened fire at a McDonald’s restaurant in California, killing 21 people before being shot dead by a police officer. In 1992, John T. A thousand conversations.