Elliot Rodger Said Many Times He Hated Women So Why Are So Many Men Denying This?
I’m going to do the thing where I mention a website that some of you are familiar with, but I won’t link to the article that was just published on this website because I refuse to give them the traffic. The website I refer to is known as ROK, and I’m sure some of our more helpful readers will link to it in the comments. For the last few days I have been reading a lot about this case, including the Twitter hashtag #NotAllMen and a few articles published on the internet pleading with people not to blame misogyny for the massacre that left six dead.
The website I won’t mention states:
The great irony is that the overriding problem hereÂ isnâ€™tÂ â€misogyny,â€ but instead the very misuse and abuse of the term.
Misogyny, in it’s purest definition, is the hatred or dislike of women and girls.
From Rodger’s own manifesto, and yes, this does require a TRIGGER WARNING:
My hatred and rage towards all women festered inside me like a plague. Their very existence is the cause of all of my torture, pain and suffering throughout my life .
I concluded that women are flawed. There is something mentally wrong with the way their brains are wired, as if they havenâ€™t evolved from animal-Ââ€like thinking. They are incapable of reason or thinking rationally. They are like animals, completely controlled by their primal, depraved emotions and impulses. That is why they are attracted to barbaric, wild, beast-Ââ€like men. They are beasts themselves. Beasts should not be able to have any rights in a civilized society.
Women must be punished for their crimes of rejecting such a magnificent gentleman as myself.
But then again, womenâ€™s rejection of me was a declaration of war. They insulted me by deeming me inferior of their love and sex. They hate me, and I will return that hatred one-Ââ€thousand fold.
I stalked her Facebook for a bit, and I saw that she was the exact image of everything I hated in women. She was a popular, spoiled USC girl who partied with her hot, beautiful blonde-Ââ€haired clique of friends. All of them looked like absolute cunts, and my hatred for them all grew from each picture I saw on her profile.
They canâ€™t mind-Ââ€control girls to be attracted to me. Itâ€™s all girlsâ€™ fault for not having any sexual attraction towards me.
Womenâ€™s rejection of me is a declaration of war, and if itâ€™s war they want, then war they shall have. It will be a war that will result in their complete and utter annihilation. I will deliver a blow to my enemies that will be so catastrophic it will redefine the very essence of human nature.
The Second Phase will represent my War on Women. I will punish all females for the crime of depriving me of sex. They have starved me of sex for my entire youth, and gave that pleasure to other men. In doing so, they took many years of my life away. I cannot kill every single female on earth, but I can deliver a devastating blow that will shake all of them to the core of their wicked hearts.
Women are like a plague. They donâ€™t deserve to have any rights. Their wickedness must be contained in order prevent future generations from falling to degeneracy. Women are vicious, evil, barbaric animals, and they need to be treated as such.
The first strike against women will be to quarantine all of them in concentration camps. At these camps, the vast majority of the female population will be deliberately starved to death. That would be an efficient and fitting way to kill them all off. I would take great pleasure and satisfaction in condemning every single woman on earth to starve to death. I would have an enormous tower built just for myself, where I can oversee the entire concentration camp and gleefully watch them all die. If I canâ€™t have them, no one will, Iâ€™d imagine thinking to myself as I oversee this. Women represent everything that is unfair with this world, and in order to make the world a fair place, they must all be eradicated.
To argue that misogyny, or the hatred of women and girls, isn’t evident in this terrifying crime is to completely ignore what Rodger himself said in his own manifesto. The above is just a small sampling of all of the instances in the 141 page document.
I have stated before that I think it’s amazingly important for parents to discuss the hatred Rodgers held towards women with their sons. To see so many people, especially men, denying that misogyny was a factor in this killing spree is a clear indication that denying misogyny is just another factor of misogyny. Especially when it is right in our face.