What We Can Learn From the UCSB Shooter's Online Presence

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There’s a conversation taking place online through #YesAllWomen–a social media response to the events that took place last week at UC Santa Barbara, leaving seven people dead. Elliot Rodger, the shooter, wrote a lengthy manifesto laying out his point of view. He also uploaded several videos on YouTube where he detailed his revenge plan against women who had rejected him. His thoughts are alarming, and raise questions about gun ownership and mental health. But perhaps most of all, those thoughts raise questions about our culture and our society, because those opinions are not unique to Rodger. They are espoused by an entire section of the Internet.

Fusion’s Alicia Menendez discussed this and more with Zerlina Maxwell and Elizabeth Plank.

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