Anne Theriault

Feminist blogger

The Men's Rights Movement Taught Elliot Rodger Everything He Needed to

The Men's Rights Movement Taught Elliot Rodger Everything He Needed to Know

When you look the statistics on violence against women, Elliot Rodger's act doesn't seem so much like a one-off incident. He was participating, albeit in a grandiose public way, in the time-honoured tradition of controlling women with violence and punishing them when they don't behave as desired. This is what the Men's Rights Movement teaches its members. Especially vulnerable, lonely young men who have a hard time relating to women. It teaches them that women, and especially feminist women, are to blame for their unhappiness. This is what the Men's Rights Movement does: it spreads misogyny, it spreads violence, and most of all it spreads a sense of entitlement towards women's bodies.
05/25/2014 15:40 EDT