Men Explain Things To Me - Chapter 8: #YesAllWomen Summary & Analysis

Rebecca Solnit
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Rebecca raises the possibility that our society has fostered the violence committed by the insane. In India when voices are heard by a schizophrenic, the person is probably being told to clean the house. In America, the voice says to start shooting. Students in Isla Vista, California, were ambushed and killed by one of their peers. The killer was termed as “aberrant” suggesting that no one else at the school was like him. Men were also killed in this assault; however, the women at a sorority were the targets. Apparently, he was bitter over not having sex with these women.

In a discussion about the incident, a young woman started tweeting about the violent act using the hashtag #YesAll Women. By the next day, a half million tweets with the hashtag appeared all around the world. Some men who joined in the conversation...

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