whenever i see these post-apocalyptic films set in the USA where everyone is pretty much just killing each other with no mention of other nations i always just assume that the rest of the world is fine and has learnt how to resume life as normal
“porn teaches men they are gods. pop culture teaches men that the epitome of success is to be surrounded by naked women, fawning over you. prostitution exists because we, as a culture, very much believe that women exist to pleasure men. we tell women that they have to “work” in marriage, to keep their men happy, to keep them from straying — buy sexy lingerie, try threesomes, try anal, perform every porn fantasy he has — he needs it, he deserves it, it is your job.
we can continue to skirt around these truths — that the sex industry and our patriarchal culture breed men like rodger — but expect more violence, more deaths, more rape, and more abuse. our world is rife with elliot rodgers. we create them every day. they aren’t going anywhere.”