Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Hijacking a Murder to Boost Self-Esteem — #YesAllWomen

From Heather Wilhelm, at the Federalist:
Let’s make no mistake—sexual assault is a serious problem. The sad reality is that women have to take more safety precautions than men. But #YesAllWomen, when it comes down to it, isn’t even remotely about sexual assault. It’s not about feminism or empowerment, or practical solutions to crime (like, say, concealed carry laws), and it certainly has nothing to do with a deranged college student killing six people. It’s about taking a tragedy and turning it into “I Want To Talk About Me.” In fact, #YesAllWomen might end up being the most narcissistic event of 2014, which is saying something, given that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West just got married.
Well, I'd disagree a little on the "not about feminism" part, but otherwise awesome.

See also the Other McCain, "Creepy Little Weirdo’s Murder Rant Becomes Cultural ‘Rashomon’."