#YesAllWomen: Isla Vista Attack Puts a Spotlight on Gender Violence

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After the deadly Isla Vista rampage by an alienated young man who used social media to announce his plans to kill, social media struck back — with the hashtag #YesAllWomen.


Flowers fill the bullet holes at the I.V. Deli Mart in Isla Vista. (Credit: Los Angeles Times)

Amid the public grief on Saturday and Sunday, women pointed out that the Santa Barbara-area attack was only a small part of the more commonplace violence that happens to women across the U.S. on a daily basis.

Typically, women know their attackers, and the #YesAllWomen hashtag became a place for women to talk about the kind of intimidation they’ve faced that doesn’t normally make the news:

  • “when i was picked up by the throat and thrown down the stairs, responding officers told ME to apologize to HIM for crying #YesAllWomen”

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