Twitter reacts to California gunman with #YesAllWomen hashtag
It emerged over the weekend that 22-year-old Elliot Rodgers, who went on a killing spree on Friday night, displayed extreme hate for women in a YouTube video uploaded just before the tragedy.
Rodger stabbed three men to death in his apartment before shooting dead two women and a man at Isla Vista, which is near Santa Barbara, California. He then killed himself.
He had uploaded a video called "Elliot Rodger's Retribution" that revealed his hatred for women.
Rodger said: "I don't know why you girls have never been attracted to me, but I will punish you for all of it. It's an injustice, a crime, because I don't know what you don't see in me. I'm the perfect guy, and yet you throw yourselves at all these obnoxious men, instead of me, the supreme gentleman."
He had also uploaded a 141-page manifesto which said: 'Women's rejection of me is a declaration of war, and if it's war they want, then war they shall have."
Rodger's comments have incited a powerful, emotional response from women on social networking site Twitter, who used the #YesAllWomen hashtag to share their own stories of how misogyny and sexism has infiltrated their lives.
Author Neil Gaiman joined in the discussion, too.
Sources: BuzzFeed, Jezebel, Time, Twitter