WASHINGTON — Elliot Rodger’s shooting rampage in California on Friday night sparked an impassioned conversation on Twitter against misogyny and sexual harassment under the hashtag #YesAllWomen.
Rodger’s killing spree, which he deemed “retribution” for being rejected by women, left seven dead, including himself.
In a detailed manifesto, along with a series of unfiltered YouTube videos, Rodger promised his revenge against the women who denied him affection and the “obnoxious brutes” who thwarted his attempts to attain it.
Since news of the killings broke, women took to social media to share their experiences of sexual assault, fear, and harassment.
Here are some of their tweets:
#YesAllWomen because my clothing cannot talk. Its not and never will be an excuse for rape, because neither I or it asked for it.