Tag Archives: Isla Vista shooting

An open letter to privileged people who play devil’s advocate

Tweet You know who you are. You are that white guy in an Ethnic Studies class who’s exploring the idea that poor people might have babies to stay on welfare. Or some person arguing over drinks that maybe a lot of women do fake rape for attention. Or, recently, someone insisting that I consider the idea that [...]
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Friday Feminist Fuck Yeah: #AllMenCan

Tweet In the aftermath of the Isla Vista killings, as the MRA scum of the internet have come out to defend Rodger’s worldview if not his actions and a disturbing number of ostensibly non-sexist men have tried to downplay the role of misogyny in his crimes, #yesallwomen became a robust and cathartic rallying cry. Now, [...]
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The Population of Loss: What patriarchy does to us all

TweetIn writing about the frightening Isla Vista shooting this week, I focused on what the shooting dredged up online—a cavalcade of opinions and rants that show the hidden army of men willing to see women’s dead bodies as an acceptable sacrifice to their own lusts and entitlements. The number of people willing to tacitly justify [...]
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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Tweet Join young workers in conversation tomorrow night. Racialicious rounded up some important writing on the Isla Vista shooting. Emily Lindin on creating a culture of consent in the wake of violence. Antiporn Land. Stormé DeLarverie, whose initial scuffle with the cops is said to have instigated the Stonewall riots, passed on Saturday. “Sheryl Sandberg, [...]
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