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Tag Archive: Elliot Rodger

Jun 09 2014

That’s completely different

The Washington Post has some information on yesterday’s installment of the required daily mass shooting that has become such a hallmark of the US summer as well as autumn and spring. The shooters who killed a pair of police officers and a bystander who tried to stop them on Sunday in Las Vegas had expressed anti-government views, …

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May 31 2014

“How dare you besmirch the good name of misogyny?!”

Amanda Marcotte takes a jaundiced look at the contorted defenses of misogyny people are being driven to by the inconvenient actions of Elliot Rodger. I call it the “How dare you besmirch the good name of misogyny?!” gambit. The idea is to deny and deny and deny that Rodger was motivated by misogyny. Which is …

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May 31 2014

She talks sense faster than most of us can think, says Dawkins

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Oy, not another one. Someone called Jaclyn Glenn, who I’m told is hugely popular among Teh Atheists, did a manic YouTube video echoing the much-echoed complaint about those filthy feminists exploiting that nice Elliot Rodger tragedy for their own filthy selfish self-centered how dare they ends. I could watch only a short bit of it …

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May 31 2014

Guest post by Maureen on the comic book definition of madness

Originally a comment on Venn explains. We may be edging towards something useful here. We have already dismissed those who just want to say that Rodger was mentally ill therefore we need think about it no more. What we need to do – and it is going to be difficult with the subject of the …

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May 31 2014

The exercise in narcissism

At The Federalist Society, Mollie Hemingway lets us know how much she hates #YesAllWomen. It’s the Federalist Society, so you know what to expect. Elliot Rodger did what he did. Social media responded by accepting the murderer’s hate-filled screed as a legitimate point of discourse and the starting point for a massive act of hashtag activism: …

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May 31 2014

Behold the false dichotomy

JT Eberhard sees a mistake and comes to the rescue: Elliot Rodger was mentally ill. That conversation needs to take place. Huh. One, how does JT know that? Two, that conversation already is taking place, to put it mildly. Ok so let’s read beyond the title. There is a debate going on as to whether …

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May 30 2014

Guest post by Rob Tarzwell: #YesYouBuddy – Hopeful Confessions of a Recovering Misogynist

Rob posted this on Facebook, following up on a comment he made on a Facebook thread of mine about Elliot Rodger and misogyny (one of many this past week). I and others suggested he expand on the comment and this is that expansion. He gave me permission to publish it. On 6 December 1989, a …

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May 29 2014

They talked about modernity and tradition

Soraya asks when we ask unpleasant truths in the wake of Elliot Rodger’s destruction. I watched the media’s erasure of Rodger’s hatred of women and the depressingly predictable narrative of the lone, mentally ill mass shooter disconnected from it. Computer-less, I occasionally checked news on my phone and, not wanting to derail the morning, I …

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May 29 2014

Movies powerfully condition what we desire and feel we deserve

Ann Hornaday responded to the Rogen-Apatow outrage, again at the Washington Post blog. I was surprised Monday morning to discover that an essay I’d written over the weekend – about the YouTube video posted by Elliot Rodger, who took six lives and his own in Isla Vista, Calif., on Friday – had earned the wrath of filmmaker Judd …

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May 29 2014

Not all directors of frat-boy movies

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Among the NotAllMen crowd are those persecuted neglected deprived dudes Seth Rogen and Judd Apatow, who are furious that a movie critic – a woman – suggested that frat boy movies might have effects on some boys’ ideation about women. By a funny and startling coincidence, Rogen and Apatow specialize in frat-boy movies. Actor Seth …

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