Social media recently proved once again that it’s a powerful tool for communication again. It started after the horrible shooting at UCLA in Santa Barbara on Friday night, when Elliot Rodger, aged 22, went on a shooting rampage and killed six people before shooting himself.
As the evidence started to unfold, we were introduced to ugly videos on YouTube, PUAHate.com, and BodyBuilding.com. and Rodger's manifesto, in which he declared his hatred for all women entitled “My Twisted World."
Women immediately took to Twitter to react. #YesAllWomen has provided a forum for women about sexism, intimidation, gender violence and other injustices. The tweets are not about Elliot Rodger’s crime directly but they instead talk to the kind of misogyny that led to this hate crime. Thousands and thousands of women have shared their experiences and the result is very powerful. Here are a few examples: