Elliot Rodgers, the man who railed at women for not dating his magnificent self, digested and repeated MRA rhetoric. Many news sites have various pieces of his social media. He is being added to a long list of misogynist murderers such as George Sodini and Marc Lepine.
As a woman writing about the Manosphere I have a unique ability to spot MRA rhetoric when I see it. It doesn’t matter how often MRA’s deny their part or quibble about it. They DID play a part. These popular Manosphere hangouts are indistinguishable from one another if you look at the one thing they have in common: hatred and distrust of women.
As time progresses we will see the trail in the Manosphere Elliot left for us to find. This trail will have various twists and turns that arrive at a singular ideology that Elliot had in common with Elam, Price, Roosh and the rest of the mouthpieces of the Manosphere.
I’ve known for years that it would come to this point, where women are now dead, their lives cut short not by a man with a mental illness, but by the angry voice of an angry man that blamed every failure in his life on women and feminism.
Women ARE in real danger from these groups. It’s not restricted to the internet. The Manosphere is not a healthy place for anyone to be. Sometimes I wonder how much of a toll it’s taken on me. Those who laughed at me or thought I was wrong about my predictions that something very serious would happen to women aren’t laughing any more. I think many blogs that focused on the Manosphere predicted the same thing I did.
I will write about this as more information comes to light.
My thoughts are with the dead, their families, friends and communities.