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How a killing spree has turned the nation to a conversation about violence against women.

In the wake of the Isla Vista killings, the nation is abuzz with discussions of how messages of masculinity and misogyny are perpetuating violence against women.
Amy McDonald, Deseret News Modified: May 29, 2014 at 3:41 pm •  Published: May 30, 2014
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Since Elliott Rodger's killing of six people in Santa Barbara over the weekend, media outlets have focused on the killer's 137-page manifesto, in which he narrates his outrage at women, whom he primarily blamed because they didn't want to date him.

Thousands on Twitter have responded with #yesallwomen, a hashtag campaign addressing the prevalence of sexual harassment and sexual assault against women, Vox reported.

#Yesallwomen is an allusion to "not all men," a common rebuttal in gender discussion used (most often by men) to remind people who not all men are perpetrators of typical behavior, especially in aggression or sexism toward women. Since the shooting, women on the Internet have been tweeting about harassment, sexual assault, rape, feminism and women's rights, using the hashtag #Yesallwomen. The hashtag has served as an outlet for women to "express their solidarity in response to Rodger's hate-filled rants," CNN reported.

In other words, the hashtag is what many women are using to say that while not all men are sexist or misogynistic, all women have experienced sexual assault and harassment, or the fear of it, because of their gender. Here are a few examples of how women have used the hashtag: