25 5 / 2014
Rodger was a website forum called PUAHate.com, which describes itself as the ‘Anti-Pickup-Artist Movement’ and aims to reveal ‘the scams, deception, and misleading marketing techniques used by dating gurus and the seduction community to deceive men and profit from them.’
Its members are all men who have spent a lot of time and money on books and seminars and other materials that claim to help men ‘pick-up’ women - but failed.
The bitter, often misogynistic threads are full of tales of woe from men who don’t know how to get women to date them and blame the women themselves for the problem…
Rodger’s actions have been lauded on the site by other members who have called him a ‘hero.’"
article on the UCSB shooting (source)
DOES THIS SOUND LIKE MENTAL ILLNESS TO YOU? THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY HE WAS PART OF IS CALLING HIM A HERO. OR DO YOU THINK EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM IS MENTALLY ILL TOO?
LET’S FACE IT: IT’S NOT MENTAL ILLNESS THAT’S TO BLAME. STOP BLAMING MENTAL ILLNESS. LOOK AT THE FACTS. THIS IS A CULTURE OF MISOGYNY THAT ENABLES AND ENCOURAGES VIOLENCE AND ENTITLEMENT IN HORRIBLE MEN.(via theroguefeminist)
25 5 / 2014
Anonymous said: Hi. I have a few legit questions. If someone kills someone dont they have to be in some way shape or form mentally unstable? Can you be a completely stable person and murder? Also why is it bad to say that someone is mentally unwell when they killed someone? Also if someone has been confirmed diagnosed with a disorder and the do kill someone is it wrong to point out that disorder? If so then why?
If someone kills someone dont they have to be in some way shape or form mentally unstable?
No. People who have no diagnosis at all and show no symptoms of diagnosis murder people all the time. They also commit other violent crimes. Believe it or not, some people are just entitled pieces of shit. Some people are just simply bad people. Mental illness has nothing to do with it.
Can you be a completely stable person and murder?
Yes. You can also commit mass genocide. See: Adolf Hitler, who was mentally stable, had NO mental disorder to speak of. His only “condition” was that he was a racist, homophobic sack of shit.
Also why is it bad to say that someone is mentally unwell when they killed someone?
Because it creates further stigma against mentally ill people. Because it affects how we are treated professionally, in hospitals, and even by police. A schizophrenic boy was murdered in his own home recently because a police officer shot and killed him SIMPLY BECAUSE THE OFFICER ASSUMED HIS DISORDER MADE HIM DANGEROUS.
Also if someone has been confirmed diagnosed with a disorder and the do kill someone is it wrong to point out that disorder? If so then why?
It’s not wrong to point out the disorder. I’m not going to tell you to erase someone’s identity. However, it IS wrong to make a LINK between their mental illness and the fact they murdered someone. You can say a black guy murdered somebody as stating a fact, and whatever. But the minute you act like he murdered somebody BECAUSE he’s black, then that’s super racist. Obviously. No one questions this because it’s common fucking sense, yet y’all act like it’s some mind-blowing revelation to tell y’all not to fucking blame a murder on mental illness.
P.S. A mentally ill person more likely to be a victim of a violent crime than they are to commit a violent crime themselves. Educate yoself.
P.P.S. If men murder because they are mentally ill, then why don’t we see the same pattern in mentally ill women. Wow holy shit it’s almost like people murder because of privilege and entitlement and not because they’re mentally ill.
25 5 / 2014
"We don’t know if Elliot Rodger was mentally ill. We don’t know if he was a “madman.” We do know that he was desperately lonely and unhappy, and that the Men’s Rights Movement convinced him that his loneliness and unhappiness was intentionally caused by women.
Because 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.
Pretending that this is the a rare act perpetrated by a “crazy” person is disingenuous and also does nothing to address the threat of violence that women face every day. We can’t just write this one off – we need to talk about all of the fucked up parts of our culture, especially the movements that teach men that they have the right to dominate and intimidate and violate women, that lead to this, and we need to change things. Because if we don’t, I guarantee that this will happen again. And again. And again."