Thursday, June 12, 2014

Campus Rape and the Santa Barbara Shooting: No Coincidence

Check out the article I wrote for The Crimson!

America is still reeling from Santa Barbara City College student Elliot Rodger’s Memorial Day weekend shooting spree, in which he killed six others and injured thirteen. Many Americans have already brushed off this shooting spree as an isolated incident and Rodger as some crazy loner, as they have done after nearly every recent mass shooting. However, it is imperative that the Western world does not dismiss Rodger’s motives and behavior so flippantly. Although his actions were extreme, Rodger’s overall attitude towards women and feelings of entitlement to them are indicative of the larger culture of American collegiate society.

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