#YesAllWomen

This past Friday night saw witness to tragedy when a misogynist (whose name I refuse to mention) murdered 6 people and wounded numerous more in Isla Vista, California. 

The six victims were George Chen, Katie Cooper, Christopher Martinez, Weihan Wang, Veronika Weiss and Cheng Yuan Hong. All were very young adults, 19 - 22, whose lives lay ahead of them full of promise and hope, senselessly extinguished by a deranged man who blamed women for the fact that he was a 22-year-old virgin. 

In the aftermath of this horrific episode came a hashtag on twitter #YesAllWomen which addressed the misogyny that exists right here, right now. 

Below is a round-up of some of the most profound tweets that I feel really speak to this issue.

 

and the most popular and retweeted tweet was 

#YesAllWomen is a conversation that I believe has only just begun. 

 

Posted on May 27, 2014 .