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#YesAllWomen takes over Twitter in response to violent killings

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(CNN) – After the killing spree in Isla Vista, many women are speaking out about harassment and discrimination.

Elliot Rodger left behind a robust digital footprint that detailed his plan to “destroy everything I cannot have,” blaming the “cruelness of women” for leading to his “day of retribution.”

Rodger left behind a 137-page “manifesto” in which he wrote, “I’ve wanted love, affection, adoration. You think I’m unworthy of it. That’s a crime that can never be forgiven.”

In a YouTube video that was posted the day of the killings, he said, “I don’t know what you don’t see in me. I’m the perfect guy and yet you throw yourselves at these obnoxious men instead of me, the supreme gentleman.”

His comments inspired Twitter users to tweet the hashtag #YesAllWomen and share examples of what “women must fear.”

The hashtag was a response to the “not all men” defense used to deflect feminist arguments.

By Tuesday morning, #YesAllWomen had been tweeted more than 1 million times.

Experts say the conversation focuses on misogyny and its negative impact on both women and men.

It has drawn comments from celebrities like Kerry Washington, Neil Gaiman and Patton Oswalt.

 


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