In response to the Elliot Rodger spree killing (that killed more men than women), young feminists everywhere have launched a Twitter campaign to teach that dead, rotting corpse a lesson! Either that, the campaign is directed at living men who haven’t gone on a spree killing, in response to a spree killing that they didn’t commit. Actually, it’s a response to a feminist-generated #NotAllMen meme that was floating around before the killing took place, and now exploits the social momentum that the Isla Vista killing has created, as if men defending themselves from feminist libels and a mass murder were connected somehow.
Interestingly, there is another meme that has been floating around also: NAWALT, or “not all women are like that”. Looks like two can play that game, and have been. The big difference is that when the psychotic Catherine Kieu Becker of Garden Grove, California drugged her husband, tied him up, severed his penis and threw it in the garbage disposal in 2011, no one tried to make a straw man out of that incident against NAWALT. The fact that NAWALT — which is usually a defense against men pointing out how women seem to prefer exactly the kind of immature yet swaggering “bad boys” whom they claim that they are not attracted to — had absolutely nothing to do with Lorena Bobbit 2.0 went without saying. In fact, men’s rights activists (MRAs) already had enough ammo against the bad behavior of typical women out of that incident, after women on CBS’s The Talk laughed and mocked the victim in that case — yes, cheers from the audience and everything — and Sharon Osbourne declared it to be “quite fabulous”. There was no need to try to dovetail that incident into the counter-NAWALT movement, the way feminists have been trying to tie the Elliot Rodger rampage to all sorts of real or imagined grievances against women, like the speciously-argued wage/gender-gap.
Indeed, all women (or perhaps as many as those who laughed at the mutilation victim of Garden Grove) have felt creeped-out by something an unsexy guy was doing — simply existing, perhaps — and honestly, that’s all that the #YesAllWomen campaign appears to be about, in addition to garden-variety feminist propaganda. One of the most popular feminist tweets reads: “#notallmen practice violence against women but #YesAllWomen live with the threat of male violence. Every. Single. Day. All over the world.” Do feminists realize that this actually says nothing? Everyone lives under the threat of violence, every single day, all over the world, perpetrated by males, females, animals, robots, thunder storms, meteorites… How many females actually become victims of violence, compared to the number of men who are victimized, using the same standards for what constitutes violence? Again, I remind you that in the killing spree that spurned this campaign, more men were killed than women.
Does women’s paranoia make them feel sexy? I mean, if you want to talk about narcissism regarding the Isla Vista incident, what can we say about all of the millions of women walking around and vainly assuming that they might be vengefully snuffed out by a lonely man who went crazy without their divine charms, or raped at any moment by any man within 100 yards? I guess that this must be one of the added benefits for a woman going through a university gender studies class and becoming a victim in her own mind, satisfying one of the most basic emotional needs that #YesAllWomen have: to be desired. I don’t think it’s all that far-fetched to say that the Isla Vista killings have been a massive ego-trip for women everywhere. Even they can’t argue that it has renewed their sense of victimhood, which is helpful when that is the primary instrument of getting things done for yourself, but it takes a seriously overinflated sense of self-worth to think that things are really as bad as feminists make them out to be.