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Elliot Rodger Shooting

Laura Bassett

Santa Barbara Congresswoman Pushes 3 Gun Bills In Wake Of Shooting

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics

After the mass shooting last month that left seven dead in Isla Vista, Calif., the area's congresswoman, Rep. Lois Capps (D-Calif.), went back to her ...

Advocacy and Making Policy Personal

Melissa Schwartz | Posted 08.10.2014 | Media
Melissa Schwartz

Public affairs experts would argue that advocacy work is much more effective when there is a personal story attached to an issue. A first person account makes policy personal, and puts a face on issues that may otherwise be debated in the abstract.

Media Should Stop Showing Videos By Mass Shooters Like Elliot Rodger

Larry Atkins | Posted 08.03.2014 | Media
Larry Atkins

The most important reason not to show these videos is the element of copycat shooters. In the future, troubled and angry people might see the videos of Cho, the Columbine killers, and Rodger and decide to get their 15 minutes of fame as well.

Virgin Homicides: The Matrix of Elliot Rodger's Mass Murder in Santa Barbara

Roger Friedland | Posted 08.03.2014 | Crime
Roger Friedland

What's really going on behind closed doors in Isla Vista? Does Rodger's fantasy accord with reality? In 2012, I surveyed student's sex lives together with Paolo Gardinali of the university's survey research center. Some 1,500 students responded.

Father Of UCSB Victim: People Should Feel Sorry For Shooter's Parents

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 06.02.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Richard Martinez lost his son to Elliot Rodger's spree of violence near the University of California, Santa Barbara, on May 23, but he knows he isn't ...

In Solidarity With UCSB

Madison Medeiros | Posted 08.02.2014 | College
Madison Medeiros

In order to move forward, we need to encourage healing and be kind. We need to look inside and ask ourselves and our loved ones if things are really "okay." Because something has to change, and we can't be afraid to take action.

Anti-Women Violence Becomes Focus Worldwide

AP | DAVID CRARY | Posted 05.31.2014 | World

Nearly 300 schoolgirls abducted in Nigeria. A pregnant Pakistani woman stoned to death by her family for marrying the man she loved. Widespread rape i...

Connecting the Digital Dots From Elliot Rodger to Alyssa Funke: Slacktivism, Reductionism and the Predictable Blame Game of Tragic Death

Clay Calvert | Posted 07.30.2014 | Media
Clay Calvert

The bottom line is that we often seem to engage in simplistic and superficial soul searching and feel-good social media activity. The danger is that we really may not be taking much real-world action. And the clearly cathartic and therapeutic vigils and protests we now hold won't last long.

Sabrina Siddiqui

The House Finally Voted For Something That Would Improve Background Checks

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 05.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives on Thursday approved a measure that would boost funding for the nation's background checks system, less tha...

Army of One

Robert Koehler | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics
Robert Koehler

Memorial Day might just as well be called Social Substitutability Day, unless we deepen and widen its meaning and allow the day's remembrance to include the crimes against humanity every side in war commits -- unless we remember that militarism, like racism and misogyny, are the real enemies.

California Rampage Shows Gaps In Mental Health Law

AP | MICHAEL R. BLOOD and TAMI ABDOLLAH | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Elliot Rodger's murderous rampage near Santa Barbara has tragically exposed the limitations of involuntary-commitment laws that a...

Responding to Ann Hornaday and the Trappings of Misguided Feminism

Dan Sickles | Posted 07.27.2014 | Media
Dan Sickles

At the heart of the May 23 shootings lies an inexplicable evil. To blame this tragedy on a fictional entity diminishes our social obligation to care for one another. I'm angry because if ever before, now is the moment where we must fight to keep the conversation focused about what we, as people in real-life can do to change our circumstances.

Elliot Rodger and the High Price of Misogyny

Danielle Paradis | Posted 07.28.2014 | Women
Danielle Paradis

It's not surprising to me that these dark feelings, this rage born of isolation and suffering, led Rodger to the dark, dank corners of the Internet -- places where the stench of misogyny is so settled into the carpet that people no longer notice the smell.

Joe the Gundamentalist

Shan Wells | Posted 07.28.2014 | Denver
Shan Wells

Joe the Gundamentalist

Alan Alda: 'If We Could Eradicate Polio, Why Can't We Eradicate Misogyny?'

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 05.27.2014 | Women

M*A*S*H actor and veteran movie star Alan Alda stopped by HuffPost Live on Tuesday and shared some strong opinions on Friday's tragic killings in Isla...

Racism & Bias -- Can We Pause and Be Honest with Ourselves?

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

We cannot continue to deceive ourselves that we are somehow 'post-racial'. It's going to take courage to be honest about our challenges and create resolutions that can truly move us towards greater equality.

Did Race Also Played A Part In Isla Vista Shooting?

Colorlines | Posted 05.27.2014 | Black Voices

Misogyny played a huge role in the Isla Vista shootings this past Friday night but so did race, say sociologists Michael Kimmel and Cliff Leek. Citing...

Joe The Plumber: 'Your Dead Kids Don't Trump My Constitutional Rights' To Have Guns

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics

Samuel Wurzelbacher, better known as Joe the Plumber, insisted the deaths of innocent people "don't trump" his constitutional rights in an open letter...

Seth Rogen Denounces Critic For Making Elliot Rodger Connection

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 05.28.2014 | Entertainment

Seth Rogen and Judd Apatow criticized Washington Post critic Ann Hornaday for writing that films such as the ones produced by Rogen and Apatow -- as w...

These Are The People Who Were Killed In Friday's Misogyny-Fueled Rampage

AP | Posted 05.27.2014 | Crime

GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — A gunman went on a rampage Friday night near the University of California, Santa Barbara, that left seven people dead, includi...

Rap Genius Co-Founder Resigns After Shocking Annotations On Killer's Manifesto

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 05.27.2014 | Technology

Mahbod Moghadam, the co-founder of Rap Genius who posted offensive comments on alleged mass murderer Elliot Rodger's 141-page manifesto Sunday, has le...

On Not Reading Elliot Rodger

David Palumbo-Liu | Posted 07.26.2014 | Politics
David Palumbo-Liu

For us to learn anything from this tragedy we have to wrench ourselves away from his manifesto -- it's not about him anymore. Leave him to his fate in eternity, and wish solace on everyone.

More Victims Of Isla Vista Rampage Identified

AP | Posted 07.25.2014 | Crime

GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — A gunman went on a rampage Friday night near the University of California, Santa Barbara that left seven people dead, includin...

WATCH: Fox News Guest Blames Mass Shooting On 'Homosexual Impulses'

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 05.25.2014 | Media

A Fox News psychotherapist offered a different theory on Saturday for what led 22-year-old Elliot Rodger to kill six people in Santa Barbara Friday ni...

Attorney: Family Believes Shooter Was Hollywood Director's Son

AP | RAQUEL MARIA DILLON and MARTHA MENDOZA and JULIE WATSON | Posted 07.24.2014 | Crime

GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — The son of a Hollywood director stabbed three men to death in his apartment, gunned down two women outside a sorority and kill...