Male Entitlement as Motive


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Elliot Rodger was not deranged. He was not mentally ill, he was not some poor soul who was just ignored too many times.

This is not the fault of his victims, this is not the fault of people who turned him down this is not the fault of women or feminists.

This happened because male entitlement is so deeply ingrained in so many people that he thought he had the RIGHT to murder OTHER HUMAN BEINGS because they chose not to have sex with him (Which they had the right to deny him).

He was SO ENTITLED to other people that he thought he had the right to punish them for saying no to him. He was not mentally ill, mentally ill people don’t do this sort of thing.

This happened because of arrogance, male entitlement and misogyny.

Elliot Rodgers is why we need feminism. The MRA’s who supported his desire to punish women are why we need feminism. Men thinking they are so entitled to women bodies that when they are denied them they consider it oppression are why we need feminism. Men who murder because they get told ‘no’ are why we need feminism.

If after now two incidents in as many months of women being murdered violently because they said ‘no’ you still don’t think feminism is needed still in our society then you are not a safe person for women or DFAB people to be around.

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I'm from Huntsville, Alabama. I've got as many college credits as a doctorate candidate, and the GPA of some of them, too. I have a boss by the name of Amy Pond. She's a dachshund. My parents both grew up in Alabama.