Twitter Responds To Santa Barbara Shootings With #YesAllWomen Hashtag

The tragedy in California has stirred a powerful reaction on social media.

1. In the wake of the killings in Isla Vista, it emerged that Elliot Rodger, the perpetrator, frequented “men’s rights” forums.

Via AP Photo/KEYT, John Palminteri

In one YouTube video, he said, “I don’t know why you girls have never been attracted to me, but I will punish you all 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, and yet you throw yourselves at all these obnoxious men, instead of me, the supreme gentleman.”

Rodger went on to stab three men to death in his apartment before shooting dead two women and a man. He then turned the gun on himself.

2. Some people on social media appeared to express sympathy for Rodger.

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Alan White / BuzzFeed

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An earlier version of this post said Roger shot dead three women after stabbing three men to death. In fact two women and one man were shot dead. Thirteen other people were injured, eight of them from gunshot wounds and four others by blunt trauma sustained after being struck by the attacker’s vehicle.

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