"Do Women Get What They Deserve?" (cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward)
Did the women get what they deserved? Of course not! And even to suggest that it was an extreme reaction to rejection is ridiculous. Women have the right to reject whomever and whatever, whenever they want. Like men do.
We live in a misogynist world. Violence against women‚ social, physical, sexual, economic, verbal, etcetera‚ is rampant.
Elliot Rodger killed six people
, his target mainly being women.
I agree with Jessica Valenti, who wrote, Elliot Rodger's California shooting spree: further proof that misogyny kills
. She claims that attributing his actions to mental health issues ignores the "stark truth" that we live in a misogynist culture out of which his behavior was born.
There were many pathetic tweets explicitly stating that if the female victims only gave Rodger sex they wouldn't have suffered this cruelty.
This is a topic I address a great deal because misogyny is alive and well in the church. I would like the see the church model total equality and the complete lack of discrimination.
I would like to see the church stop violence against women, including theological violence that spawns other kinds of violence, all fueled by a certain hermeneutical approach to the bible.
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