Rodger was a website forum called PUAHate.com, which describes itself as the ‘Anti-Pickup-Artist Movement’ and aims to reveal ‘the scams, deception, and misleading marketing techniques used by dating gurus and the seduction community to deceive men and profit from them.’
Its members are all men who have spent a lot of time and money on books and seminars and other materials that claim to help men ‘pick-up’ women - but failed.
The bitter, often misogynistic threads are full of tales of woe from men who don’t know how to get women to date them and blame the women themselves for the problem…
Rodger’s actions have been lauded on the site by other members who have called him a ‘hero.’"
article on the UCSB shooting (source)
DOES THIS SOUND LIKE MENTAL ILLNESS TO YOU? THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY HE WAS PART OF IS CALLING HIM A HERO. OR DO YOU THINK EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM IS MENTALLY ILL TOO?
LET’S FACE IT: IT’S NOT MENTAL ILLNESS THAT’S TO BLAME. STOP BLAMING MENTAL ILLNESS. LOOK AT THE FACTS. THIS IS A CULTURE OF MISOGYNY THAT ENABLES AND ENCOURAGES VIOLENCE AND ENTITLEMENT IN HORRIBLE MEN.