Are Men Threatened By Women?

Most people, especially men, will say no…Why should they admit to being ‘unmanly’? They are physically stronger, can run faster, have more money and power – why on earth should they feel threatened by the inferior sex?

Elliot Rodger  is proof that a vast number of men feel threatened by women…They blame all their misfortunes and woes on them…Last Friday, Rodger went on a rampage stabbing his three flatmates to death before shooting dead two young women outside a sorority house and then killing a young man inside a local deli in the coastal town of Isla Vista near the University of California – Santa Barbara…This was not enough…He then drove around in his luxury car randomly shooting at pedestrians…At the end of it all, he committed suicide…

In a Youtube video that he had uploaded the day before, he describes his plans to shoot women and promises retribution for his “loneliness and frustration” (he was a virgin at 22) at never having had a girlfriend…

So, why did this young man kill all those innocent people and himself? Because he felt he had been cheated and hadn’t received his due…He was a man, in college, the son of a movie director, walked the red carpet with his father, drove a BMW and so, was entitled to sex and female attention – and when that didn’t happen, he blamed his problems on women…With all his spectacular qualities, he had never owned women, even one woman…

And why did he kill his male flatmates? Because he was jealous of their success with women…

“All of those popular people who live hedonistic lives of pleasure, I will destroy, because they never accepted me as one of them. I will kill them all and make them suffer, just as they have made me suffer. It is only fair.”

“I would have to kill my housemates to get them out of the way,” he also wrote. “In fact, I’d even enjoy stabbing them both to death while they slept.” (link)

In the few days since the incident, Rodger has become a hero – a fan page has started on Facebook…

After all this, the media coolly ignores misogyny in favour of mental illness…Yes, maybe he was ‘crazy’ but his actions were fuelled by his hatred of women…He killed because even though he was a stellar gentleman he had failed in life because of women…He thought women were laughing at him and therefore undercutting his very existence…He (his life) was threatened by women…



3 thoughts on “Are Men Threatened By Women?

  1. I guess some men do feel threatened by women, but I blame Patriarchy, which makes men insecure by expecting them to prove their manliness by proving they are more aggressive, more capable of violence, physically stronger than everybody else they come across… and are able earn more money, have more power over the lives of other people and also it is considered manly to not be in awe of women, to see women as objects, and to be kind and considerate, maybe worship if the woman is non threatening enough (or sacrificing enough) – basically if she knows her place.


  2. Pingback: “…you think I am unworthy of you. That’s a crime that can never be forgiven.” | The Life and Times of an Indian Homemaker

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