The fact that he was never actually outright “rejected” and simply expected girls to just come to him wanting to fuck him makes this even more pathetic.
even more scary too, knowing sickos like these might silently build up anger towards you without you ever doing anything to them or even noticing them
It terrifies me to think of someone becoming enraged just because I, as a woman, exist in his vicinity and am not paying attention to him. The manifesto was rife with examples of times he was sitting in silence and begrudging all the women around him for not throwing themselves at the lonely quiet dude sitting in the corner staring daggers at him. There was one point where he said he was sitting in the cafeteria, not talking to anyone. He said something like, “I didn’t go up to any women because I knew they would reject me. Women are so cruel.”
He didn’t give women an active chance to reject him. They would have been completely justified in doing so, but he didn’t. He didn’t even approach women. He felt like he deserved sex just for existing.
So yeah, no, he wasn’t “rejected by women.” He felt entitled to women despite putting no effort whatsoever (beyond driving a nice car and having nice clothes) into meeting a real human woman.
Hey, it’s my facebook status! Had I known that so many people would read it, I would have said more before clicking send. Thanks everyone for your thoughtful comments.
When I posted this on twitter, it got a lot of responses like “we already knew he was unhinged, so this was unneccessary,” “it could have been literally anything that set him off,” “he killed more men than women, so this has nothing to do with women”…
He wrote 141 pages about hating women, wanting to systematically starve women to death in concentration camps, and people still told me that this isn’t a women’s issue. When he hated men, it was because he was upset that they were “getting sex” from women that he “deserved.” He planned to kill his ~6 year old brother because his brother had social skills and Elliot “would not allow him to surpass” him (by eventually having a girlfriend).
It is IMPORTANT that it was his hatred of women that allowed him to kill both men and women.
It is IMPORTANT that this hate gained fuel on websites like puahate.
It is a DISSERVICE TO WOMEN to report that he was “rejected” rather than “he followed and assaulted random girls.”