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After Isla Vista: As Good a Time as Any to Talk About Misogyny

Danielle E. Alvarez

Isla Vista killer Elliot Rodger was an on-the-record misogynist whose hatred of women stemmed from their sexual rejection of him and hatred of men stemmed from their relative sexual success. Does that make the aftermath of the tragedy he wrought the perfect time to talk about the broad spectrum of violence against women?

That’s been the overwhelming response from women who have used the Twitter hashtag #yesallwomen to relate their daily experiences of misogyny and sexism: navigating the...

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