Elliot Rodger's Misogynist Manifesto Is 'Familiar' To All Women, Professor Says

Why The UCSB Shooter's Manifesto Is All Too Familiar

Elliot Rodger's killing spree near the University of California, Santa Barbara was a particularly extreme case of misogynistic violence, but the hatred in his 140-page manifesto is too commonly experienced by women everywhere, University of Miami law professor Mary Anne Franks told HuffPost Live.

"The problem for most women when they looked at that manifesto and they looked at these videos is not how strange he sounds, it's how familiar he sounds, because we've all heard some measure of those sentiments in some form in our lives," Franks said.

Rodgers killed more men than women in the attack, but Franks told HuffPost Live's Ricky Camilleri that this doesn't take away from its misogynistic motivations.

"The reason why he hated men was because they received the thing he thought he deserved," she said. "He did not think he was entitled to men's bodies. He did not think he was entitled to sexual submission from men. What he was resentful about was that some men got those privileges and he did not. So that was part and parcel of his sexism and part and parcel of his misogyny."

See more of HuffPost Live's discussion about Elliot Rodger and misogyny in the clip below, and watch the full conversation here.

CORRECTION: A previous version of this story misidentified the name of the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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