Twitter users speaking out against Elliot Rodger's YouTube confessional

(KYTX) -   People are using social media to voice their reactions to Friday's shooting spree in California. College student Elliot Rodger allegedly killed six people in Isla Vista before turning the gun on himself. 

He made a chilling video on YouTube where he talked about his intentions and why he planned his so called "day of retribution." He talked about his life of loneliness and how it was only fair for him to punish all the pretty girls who had rejected him for so many years. In that video, he said he would go to the "hottest sorority house" at UCSB and take pleasure in killing them all.
People on Twitter are calling Rodger a "misogynist." Some of those tweets are gaining a lot of attention.  #Yesallwomen has been trending on Twitter since Sunday in response to Elliot Rodger's alleged shooting spree.

In a YouTube video, he said he had lived a torturous life of loneliness and that it was only fair for him to punish and kill all the pretty girls who have continuously rejected him.

"You girls have never been attracted to me. I don't know why you girls aren't attracted to me, but i will punish you for it. It's an injustice, a crime, because i don't know what you don't see in me. I'm the perfect guy."

Rodger goes on to say "If i can't have you, girls, i will destroy you. You denied me a happy life, and in turn i will deny you a life."

The video confessional has twitter users speaking out against what they call a misogynistic attitude.

#Yesallwomen has been tweeted hundreds of thousands of times by people like Mara Dolan, who tweets, "Women have a fundamental right not to be interested in someone who is interested in them."

Tara Dublin agrees, saying "I'm terrified that there are men who still think women owe them anything. And, they'll use violence to prove their point."

Lovissa Webber questions, "How do i nicely turn him down without getting murdered?"

Because as Olivia Winters says, "No woman should feel she is risking her life by rejecting unwanted sexual advances."

But, while this conversation heats up on Twitter, families of the victims who died are preparing to lay their loved ones to rest. One of them says the problems with violence in our country are complicated, so the solutions will be too.

Rodger had been under the care of therapists, but he had never been institutionalized or forcibly committed, so he was still able to purchase the guns he used in the rampage legally.

Deputies are now going through items taken from Rodger's parents homes, looking for more clues. They are also responding to questions whether they could have done more to prevent that deadly rampage.

Sheriff's deputies visited the 22-year-old student just three weeks before the attack. Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown says Rodger was not deemed a threat.


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