Elliot Rodger and illusions of nuance


05/25/2014 by syrbal-labrys

My own voice at this blog feels more and more stilled — in shock, in what feels like utterly futile rage. So I appreciated finding words not stilled to pass on to anyone still visiting here.


2 thoughts on “Elliot Rodger and illusions of nuance

  1. Rowan says:

    I don’t have words for this. Or too many. A man, with as many advantages as he had in his life that he could have used to help so many other people less privileged than himself and maybe become a worthier person that might have attracted someone to love him, blaming every woman instead of himself for his own situation. A narcissistic, idle, rich boy who should have grown up volunteering in a soup kitchen or a shelter to learn how lucky he was and what really has worth in this life. It forces the angry realization that there are way too many more of them out there who are nurturing these misogynistic feelings. Who raised these young men? And how do we protect our daughters from them? And ourselves.

    Condemning all the women on earth to death? There is an angry part of me that wonders if we shouldn’t be instituting a gelding process to cull the herd of these men.

    • I am likewise awash in too much to speak very coherently. I don’t think gelding them would do much aside from increasing the rage. Many of the Men’s Rights sorts this guy apparently liked already consider themselves “gelded” by the feminists of the world daring to act as if women are people —shocking, eh?

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The name of this blog, and my Dreamwidth blog, Herlander Refugee, is taken from a 1915 feminist novel "Herland". It makes my heart sing that modern women are experimenting with creation of a new "Herland"! Yes, comments are closed. Anyone who just MUST reach me can do so at syrbal6 at gmail dot com.

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