Trending: #YesAllWomen as women fire back against Elliot Rodger’s shooting spree

Twitter's CEO says the platform hasn't done enough to deal with harassment and abuse. (AP, file)

Jasmine Song, special to

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:

Mashable reports the trending hashtag began May 24 in a Twitter conversation involving Annie Cardi, @anniecardi, and Twitter user @gildedspine, who has since protected her identity on the site.

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