I Don’t Live in Fear of Men, I Live in Fear of People: My Thoughts on Elliot Rodger and #YesAllWomen

Elliot Rodger yes all women“YesAllWomen” is trending at the moment because of Elliot Rodger – who fatally stabbed his three roommates and shot three more in the streets of Isla Vista – and I wanted to take a moment to say what I find unsettling about it without sounding completely anti-feminist.

Rodger blamed women for everything, and justified his crimes because of the way they treated him. Already rich and shallow (he was openly obsessed with his Gucci sunglasses and expensive car), he felt entitled to more. He wanted admiration and attention in the form of sex.

In a world where so many women with low self-worth throw their bodies at men in a misguided attempt to feel better about themselves, we forget that men sleep around for the same fundamental reason women do.  Continue reading “I Don’t Live in Fear of Men, I Live in Fear of People: My Thoughts on Elliot Rodger and #YesAllWomen”